Director, Injury and Violence Prevention National Association of County City Health Officials Washington, District of Columbia
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach that assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. TIC acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual's life. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Overdose Prevention funded the development of a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) training for first responders that respond to non-fatal overdoses either emergent or as a member of a Quick Response Team (QRT). Developing this TIC course ensures that responders are trained to perform assessments with a trauma-informed approach. Viewing providers through this lens gives them a new understanding of trauma they have endured and how to manage it. This will make them a better practitioner. We will explain to the participants the value of Trauma Informed Care as well as the EMS role before and after the overdose in combating America’s worst epidemic: opioid overdoses.
1. Define Trauma Informed Care
2. Understand traditional and non traditional roles for EMS both before and after an overdose.
3. Access this training locally for their municipality.