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