Section 5 - What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Trauma-informed care refers to how you think about and respond to those who have experienced or may be at risk for experiencing trauma.
“Trauma-Informed Care is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of
and responsiveness to the impact of trauma…that emphasizes physical, psychological, and
emotional safety for both providers and survivors…and, that creates opportunities for survivors to
rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.”
~(Hopper, Bassuk, & Olivet, 2010, pg. 82)