- Trauma Transformation Unit
Care and Understanding for Those Affected by Trauma
The mission of the Trauma Transformation Unit is to ensure that Philadelphians affected by trauma receive care in a safe, positive and supportive environment.
In order to realize this mission, the Trauma Transformation Unit has developed a plan to create a trauma-informed system of care which responds appropriately to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by trauma, behavioral health problems and social difficulties. The cornerstones of this plan include:
- Train provider agencies to ensure care providers are aware and responsive to the unique needs of consumers affected by trauma
- Set standards so that trauma-related care is provided in a safe, competent and culturally-appropriate manner
- Educate care agencies and staff to understand the relationship between human behavioral pathology and exposure to traumatic events
- Create a welcoming environment that is respectful, hopeful and empowering
- Recognize the effects of trauma on care providers who provide services to consumers
Definition of Trauma according to SAMHSA:
- Experiences that cause intense physical and psychological stress reactions
- Refer to a single event, multiple events, or a set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically and emotionally harmful or threatening
- Have lasting adverse effects on the individual’s physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being
Learn more about how to manage trauma.