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From Trauma to Resilience: One Doctor’s Journey to Transform Trauma-Informed Care

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Rashida Asante-Eccleston

Communications Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Trauma – an event, series of events or set of circumstances, such as neglect and abuse, that is experienced by an individual as harmful or life-threatening – is a nearly universal experience. The landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, revealed that experiences of […]

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The Largest Health Disparity Gap in the Nation: What You Can Do to Close It

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Sarah Linden, MPH

Project Coordinator, National Council for Behavioral Health

It’s a statistic you’ve probably seen before – people with serious mental illness die an average of 15 to 30 years younger than those without. This difference represents the largest health disparity in the U.S.; larger than gender, racial or socioeconomic differences. And unlike some of the other gaps that are slowly closing, it isn’t […]

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4 Ways to Make Patients with Traumatic Histories Feel Safe in Primary Care

May 18, 2016 | Primary Care | Trauma | Comments
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Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Four ways that providers can help ensure safe and secure environments for their patients and, ultimately, develop trusting relationships with patients through trauma-informed primary care practices:

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