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Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Victim Services Settings
 
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Are there any formal training programs in trauma treatment for individuals and groups that are recognized in the field of victim services?
Jenny
08/29/2012
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08/29/2012
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What is a good reading tool/resource to train a new victim advocate coming into the field working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors?
West Victim Adv
08/29/2012
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Is there a national or state (Indiana)listing on Trauma-Informed Care service providers? How do we know if a provider utilizes Trauma-Informed Care and what should we look for or ask about?
K Riley
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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What is an appropriate method to use when assisting a client who is suffering from PTS and substance abuse?
Victim Advocate
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What would you suggest as an appropriate response to a client who presents as a domestic violence victim, but then severe mental health issues surface and the mental health issues are only presented to imm...
DV Advocates
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Our client services staff is interested in adopting a Trauma Informed Model of care, they suggested that the whole agency become trauma informed. Does anybody have experience with transforming an agency t...
M.Foley
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon Yes, I and 8 other agencies in the country did that under th...
V Brown
08/29/2012
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How might an agency continue to evaluate itself for adherence to TIC principals?
Question 7
08/29/2012
arrow icon Including client feedback in any and all policy and procedur...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What are some strategies organizations working with victims of domestic violence can use to identify triggers in individual clients?
DV Advocates
08/29/2012
arrow icon I was following this topic on the 29th of August and have tr...
Maria Hammond
09/13/2012
arrow icon Can you please email us the resources you mentioned?
DV Advocates
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon Please do share those resources. Where can we access the de...
DV Advocates
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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Ashia Alexander
08/29/2012
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DV Advocates
08/29/2012
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DV Advocates
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Ashia Alexander
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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How can agencies safely include children of victims into trama treatment and care?
Ashia Alexander
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What are some practical changes/improvements that IIB made while going through this process on a micro, mezzo, and macro level?
Question 6
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon Here is one example: What we KNOW works is scheduling a full...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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What are examples of TIC for survivors of homicide victims?
Stacey Smith
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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How does TIC apply to working with young children, five and under, who have experienced and/or witnessed trauma in victim services settings, for those providing services (directly and indirectly) and regar...
anna
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Thanks for moderating this important discussion. It is a positive indicator that OVC is facilitating the dialog regarding trauma-informed service provision. Do you know if this is part of a national agend...
Victoria Dexter
08/29/2012
arrow icon Is there information available on this?
Vicki
08/29/2012
arrow icon Yes! In fact, I was just part of a small group last week to ...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What are some practical steps in beginning the process of evaluating an organization’s policies and services through a TIC lens?
Question 5
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What kind of trauma based approach is believed to work best or is there a combination of approaches in Victim Service Settings?
Jenny
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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How can one be an effective helper when a victim has past trauma and Boderline personality disorder mixed with substance abuse issues, and domestic violence?
Jackie
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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What are the guiding principles of Trauma Informed Care?
Question 4
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon The overall goal of trauma-informed care is to restore a sen...
V Brown
08/29/2012
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what is the min. training that staff should have (i.e. training on PTSD, burnout, crisis intervention, etc...) in order to provide trauma-informed care to victims? Is there specialized training that shoul...
Susana
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon It is important to recognize that there is a significant dif...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon We recommend that all staff (everyone) be trained in what is...
V Brown
08/29/2012
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Is it common for service providers themselves to re-traumatize survivors?
Question 3
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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Can you suggest or provide us a specific guidelines designed solely for trauma survivors?
filadvocate
08/29/2012
arrow icon The guidelines include: Safety first; collaboration between...
V Brown
08/29/2012
arrow icon If you begin to ask that question - "What happened to this p...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon The unerlying message of TIC work is to change the question ...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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Issue- a victim who repeatedly is re-traumatized by “system” Problems: a.) No Trained Victim Service Provider (Victim does not receive attorney for Order of Protection etc.); Victim not noti...
Ingalill Atala
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
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How does one overcome an organizational culture that might be resistant to implementing a system of trauma-informed care?
Vicki
08/29/2012
arrow icon Thank you for your reply. Would this be sufficient for a cul...
Vicki
08/29/2012
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V Brown
08/29/2012
arrow icon The goal of TIC - and literature supports its effectivenees ...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
arrow icon Remember that the goal of implementing TIC is to make work m...
Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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How can the faith-community, who’s providing acute trauma care and post trauma recovery, build collaborative relationships with governmental and NGO secular service providers who might be resistant t...
Barb Daugherty
08/29/2012
arrow icon Look for a trauma coalition in your community and attend. I...
V Brown
08/29/2012
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Why is understanding trauma important to service provision?
Question 2
08/29/2012
arrow icon The best services can be provided by "starting where the cli...
Amanda
08/29/2012
arrow icon A great majority of our clients have a history of physical a...
V Brown
08/29/2012
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Amy Fleischauer
08/29/2012
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