Psychological trauma is a pervasive and harmful public health issue. Its impacts can be lasting and severe without proper intervention and prevention. Due to the high prevalence of trauma, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) are likely to experience clients, patients, and community members who have histories of trauma; therefore, it is critical and urgent for dietetic professionals to integrate trauma-informed approaches into practice.
This recorded webinar (length 2 hours) will discuss the application of trauma-informed principles to clinical, counseling, and community dietetic work. We will introduce trauma and its biological impacts and will discuss the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) principles of trauma-informed care. These principles include safety and transparency, empowerment, voice and choice, and peer support.