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The Philadelphia Papers: Trauma-informed Systems and Communities

A Series of Papers for the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Unaddressed trauma often leads to more stress and trauma—within an individual life, within a community, within a generation and between one generation and the next.  However, just as the sources and consequences of trauma are often interconnected, so are the solutions.  From the teachers and first responders who may be the first to spot signs of trauma to the service systems that address the challenges that follow, each individual, family, organization and system plays its own essential role.

Under the leadership of Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), the City of Philadelphia has gathered a distinguished team of experts to implement trauma-informed care within the City, as part of its Resilience- and Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Transformation Process.  (For more information about Philadelphia's ROSC Transformation, including guidelines for providers who want to implement services that promote resilience, recovery and wellness, see the Practice Guidelines developed by Philadelphia DBHIDS based on the experiences of its many constituents.)







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Pam Woll,
Nov 4, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Pam Woll,
Nov 4, 2013, 10:24 PM
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