New Jersey Trauma Informed Care Project

Project Overview

To ensure that NJDOH DHSTS funded agencies have the capacity to integrate trauma informed care into their structure, culture, and services.

To assure that all programs are trauma aware and recognize the dynamics and impact of trauma in the lives of individuals, families, and communities; that all programs strive to create a trauma sensitive culture by demonstrating through consumer empowerment, program design, and direct care, an understanding of the relationship between trauma and health outcomes.

Provide capacity building and technical assistance to NJ HIV care and support agencies towards:
1. Implementation of a trauma friendly environment that addresses primary and vicarious trauma
2. Integration of trauma screening and education for all clients
3. Development of trauma related referrals into existing system
4. Acquisition of knowledge and skills to provide psycho-educational services to help clients achieve positive health outcomes

Take 5 Webinar Series

4/6/20 - Taking a Look in Your Toolbox

4/16/20 - De-Escalation Strategies

4/23/20 - Using Helpful Self Talk

04/30/20 - Building Skills to Lead Grounding Exercises

05/05/20 - Grounding 201 TA Session

05/07/20 - How to Talk to Clients About Substance Use

05/14/20 - How to Talk to Clients About Social Isolation

05/21/20 - Client Centered Remote Work

06/04/20 - Talking to Clients About Grief and Loss

06/11/20 - Working with Trauma During Complex Times

06/18/20 - Take 5 In Action

07/09/20 - Take 5s In Action

07/16/20 - Talking to Clients About COVID-19

07/23/20 - Take 5 In Action

07/30/20 - Safer Sex During COVID-19

08/06/20 - Take 5 In Action - Talking About Safer Sex During COVID-19

08/20/20 - The Helper Relationship

09/10/20 - The Trauma Informed Lens

10/01/20 - The Trauma Informed Lens Part II: The Impact of Trauma and Strategies for Working with Clients

11/05/20 - Using a Trauma Informed Approach to Enhance Retention in Care

1/07/21 - Body-Based Strategies: Quick Interventions to Calm Physical Reactions in Times of Heightened Stress


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