To ensure that New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute funded agencies have the capacity to integrate trauma informed care into the culture, environment, and delivery of HIV care and support 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.
Our vision is that all programs strive to create a trauma sensitive culture by demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between trauma and health outcomes through patient empowerment, program design, and direct care and support.
Provide capacity building and technical assistance to support agencies to:
- Create a trauma-sensitive environment and approach supporting evidence-based care that is compassionate, comprehensive and skill-based
- Integrate trauma informed services into current practices, including trauma screenings and education for all patients
- Identify appropriate referrals for patients with trauma-related challenges
- Increase staff’s trauma knowledge and skills through tailored trainings to provide psychoeducational services that help patients achieve positive health outcomes