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 CPI News Brief     Volume 6 Issue 1 * January 2017

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Behavioral Health Service Delivery
A new online course now available to you
Did you know that:
  • In the U.S., 61% of men and 51% of women reported exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event?  (SAMHSA)
  • In public behavioral health settings, 90% of service recipients have experienced trauma?  (SAMHSA)
  • One important study found a strong relationship between the exposure to abuse or household dysfunction during childhood and multiple risk factors for several of the leading causes of death in adults?  (Felitti et al, 1998)
There is no doubt that being "trauma-informed" is essential for practitioners, peer specialists, and care managers.  But what does this mean?
Fortunately, there is a growing body of research pointing the way, and CPI's new online course provides you with an efficient, yet comprehensive summary of the highlights. 
This course consists of five sections, with extensive use of videos and interactive exercises:
  1. Introduction including a description of trauma, its prevalence, health impacts and the importance of a trauma-informed approach
  2. Core principles
  3. Practitioner competencies
  4. Establishing a trauma-informed culture in your agency/program
  5. Learner evaluation
Practitioners can access this course through CPI's learning management system.

To view this course:
*Log into the Learning Community using your username and password at:            https://rfmh.csod.com/client/rfmh/default.aspx
*Click on "Browse for Training"
*Click on "Trauma Informed Care"
*Click on "Trauma Informed Approach" curriculum