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Trauma-Informed Care Toolkit

Trauma-Informed Care Best Practices for Nevada’s Domestic Violence Programs Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
A. Definition of Trauma–Three Perspectives   
Definition of Trauma, excerpt from Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror Judith Herman, 1992
What is Trauma?, excerpt from Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment Briere & Scott, 2006
What is Psychological Trauma? Giller, 1999/2012
 B. The Relationship Between Trauma and Domestic Violence    
 Intimate Partner Violence and Lifetime Trauma National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
 C. The Compounding Nature of Trauma    
 Multiple Layers of Trauma Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
 Experiences of Trauma Among Female Veterans (see pages 11-12) Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
 D. Common Reactions in Traumatic Situations    
 Fight, Flight, and Freeze Reactions (see pages 14-15) Ohio Domestic Violence Network
 Dissociation (see pages 19-20) Ohio Domestic Violence Network
 E. Understanding Trauma Responses as Adaptations    
Three Common Trauma Responses: Hyperarousal, Intrusion, Constriction (see pages 21-28) Ohio Domestic Violence Network
 F. The Impact of Trauma    
Impact of Trauma on Interaction and Engagement: Informaton Sheet for Domestic Violence Advocates National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
 G. What are Trauma Triggers?    
Understanding Traumatic Triggers National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
 A. Foundational Principles of Trauma-Informed Care    
Trauma-Informed Care for Survivors of Domestic Violence Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
 B. Creating Trauma-Informed Services    
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic Violence Advocacy National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
 A. Best Practices   
Trauma-Informed Best Practices (see pages 53-75) Ohio Domestic Violence Network
 B. Policies & Procedures   
Trauma-Informed Care Protocols (see pages 76-118)

  • Providing Trauma-Informed Services: Service Protocols
  • Hotline Calls
  • Intakes
  • Facilitating Support Groups
  • Exit Interviews
  • Safety Planning
  • Emotional Safety Planning
  • Parenting with Children
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
C. Advocacy Checklist   
Trauma-Informed Checklist (see pages 127-131) Ohio Domestic Violence Network
D. Vicarious Trauma   
Caring for the Caregiver (see pages 119-126) Ohio Domestic Violence Network 
Guidebook on Vicarious Trauma: Recommended Solutions for Anti-Violence Workers  Jan I. Richardson, 2001
A. Annotated Bibliography  Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
B. Online Resources Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
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