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Trauma-informed Care


Trauma-informed Care

Trauma-informed care (TIC) approaches in workplace, educational or health care settings promote well-being, adaptation and resilience in those who have been exposed to prior traumatic experiences. They aim to ensure that policies, procedures and environments support safety, healing, empowerment and recovery, as well as reduce practices that may cause stress or remind people of prior traumatic experiences. They also aim to be responsive to racial, ethnic and cultural differences. The resources here, including articles and toolkits, may help in developing TIC approaches in a variety of fields that offer services to Veterans or those with trauma histories. Learn more about SAMHSA's guidance for TIC approaches (PDF).

Health Care

Rural Mental Health

  • Rural Provider PTSD Toolkit
    A toolkit designed to help rural mental health care providers who work with Veterans and Service members who have PTSD to address the unique challenges of providing care in a rural mental health care setting.

Clergy/Pastoral Care

Justice System


  • Journalists and PTSD
    Discusses traumatic events encountered by journalists and key studies pertaining to journalists and PTSD.



  • VA College Toolkit
    Provides college faculty, staff and administration with resources to support student Veterans by recognizing their service and understanding their unique experiences, adjustment, strengths and needs.


  • Veterans Employment Toolkit
    Created for employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers to support and retaining Veterans in the workplace. Toolkit also offers employment resources for Veterans.

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