Trauma and Resiliency Informed Practice in Action
Date and time: March 7, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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This webinar featured a practice change story of how the Fraser Health Authority developed and implemented Trauma and Resiliency Informed approaches (TRIP program) at the individual, team, organizational and systems levels. Here are some of the key learnings shared by the speakers:
- Healthcare is a trauma-organized system. Healthcare is a living system, and its organization can be affected by chronic and repetitive stress. An effect is health and social care organizations tend to have problems that parallel or mirror the problems of their clients.
- High levels of occupational stress can lead to poorer quality of care. If we do not acknowledge and address this trauma, we risk creating relationships and environments where people may be retraumatized – creating further barriers to working together to improve health outcomes.
- An evaluation of the TRIP program showed promising findings. Stigma and compassion fatigue were reduced after the workshop and continued to be reduced three months later. Resiliency and self-compassion increased.
- Beverley Pomeroy (she/they), Patient Public Engagement Specialist, Patient-Oriented Researcher
- Marika Sandrelli (she/her/hers), Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Services, Fraser Health
Denise McCuaig, Métis Elder/Indigenous Coach