Resources on Trauma-Informed Care
Building from what trafficking survivors have taught us, this webinar discusses how to identify survivors, how past experience of help-seeking can influence current attempts, and the importance of trauma-informed care at different points of contact with survivors such as raids, arrest, and at shelters.
This TA Brief addresses the complexity of advocacy for adult and minor survivors of trafficking. Topics include: Definitions, Analysis/Root Causes, Trauma-Informed Advocacy, Endangerment & Confidentiality, and Considerations & Recommendations at Points of Contact — raids, arrest, custody and release, legal processes, shelters, and health and mental health systems.
a. Advocacy & Services for Trafficking Survivors, 2014: A comprehensive overview of sex and labor trafficking – actions/means/purposes, data, root causes, traumas and oppressions, help-seeking, legal remedies, cross-systems trauma-informed collaboration.
b. Supporting Domestic Trafficking Survivors, 2015: Two national experts, Tina Frundt and Elisabeth Corey, lay the foundations for understanding domestic minor sex trafficking, followed by the traumatic impacts of victimization and operationalizing trauma-informed responses within new and existing advocacy structures and partnerships.
c. The Culture of Family-Controlled Trafficking, 2016: Elisabeth Corey reaches into her story to teach us about the traffickers, the enablers, and the family on the outside and inside that operate family-controlled trafficking; and how survivors can be helped.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH): provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children.
- Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for Domestic Violence Programs (2015): a tool to assess trauma-informed practice that domestic violence an use to evaluate and improve their work.
- Creating Accessible, Culturally Relevant Domestic Violence- and Trauma-Informed Agencies (2012): A Self Reflection tool guides agencies through reflection and discussion.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities as a behavioral health concern that requires a healing and recovery process.
The Trauma Informed Care Project: an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effect of all types of trauma.