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The Urgency to Address Trauma in Our Treatment Courts: What It Means to Be Trauma-Informed

The Urgency to Address Trauma in Our Treatment Courts: What It Means to Be Trauma-Informed

WRITTEN BY

Monica Fuhrmann

PUBLICATION YEAR

2016

RESOURCE TYPES

Fact Sheet

SAMPLE FORM

Unknown

COURT TYPES

Treatment Court

REGIONS

Unknown

Resource Description

This fact sheet provides an overview of the importance of Trauma-Informed Care, what it entails, the key components to a successful treatment plan, how it can be incorporated in a unique court system, as well as information regarding the prevalence and effects of trauma on individuals across the globe. This document emphasizes how essential our treatment courts are in becoming trauma informed. The fact sheet also shows that there are benefits of a trauma-informed approach in numerous settings and extend from participants to the staff and even the larger community. Primarily, though, addressing trauma makes it more likely that the individuals in programs that emphasize trauma treatment will successfully recover from their substance use and/or mental health issues and go on to lead strong, healthy, whole lives.