Indian Health Services: Resources on Trauma Informed Care
Source: Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), People who have experienced Trauma
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Experience of Racism, Discrimination, and Oppression, Mental Health Treatment, Trauma-informed
IHS offers web-based training on trauma informed care (TIC). IHS TIC training has been modified and adapted to address the unique experiences, including historical trauma, of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Historical trauma is the cumulative psychological and emotional wounding across generations.
Training includes various topics, such as:
- Historical Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
- Focuses on rates of trauma among AI/AN people and the different types of traumas. Addresses impacts of trauma and historical trauma on communities, co-workers, and patients.
- Evidence-Based Practices and Emerging Best Practices Focuses on treating trauma and historical trauma, and the complex interaction between them. Various evidence-based practices are also discussed.
- Trauma-Informed and Responsive Workforce
- Focuses on exploring the impacts of trauma and historical trauma on employees’ performance, coworker relationships, and well-being.