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Training session helps you care for patients exposed to trauma
e-Reports, April 30, 2012
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering a free one-hour training session to help you improve patient health by understanding the effects of trauma.

The session, “Exposure to Traumatic Events: What You Need to Know to Improve Patient Care,” was developed in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

HHS representatives will come to your facility or area to discuss the effects and treatment of trauma events such as:

  • Child abuse/neglect
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Elder abuse
  • Exposure to combat, accidents and natural disasters

“Exposure to traumatic events is one of the greatest threats to health in the United States,” said Michelle Hoersch, from HHS. “Trauma can result in both immediate and long-term psychological and physical health consequences. It is essential for all providers to understand some fundamental principles related to trauma and trauma-informed care.”

To host a training session, Hoersch asks that you provide a suitable venue and ensure adequate participation.

To find out more about the training, call Meg Barbor at (312) 886-2620 or email her.

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