Download only This manual introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization, system, or service sector. The manual provides a definition of trauma and a trauma-informed approach, and offers 6 key principles and 10 implementation domains. Publication ID SMA14-4884 Publication Date October 2014 Format Guidelines or Manual Download SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach PDF 788.65 KB Find Related Information Audience HHS Staff Policymakers Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals You May Also Be Interested In In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities This guide explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities, and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. It assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services. Intensive Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Complex Mental and Substance Use Disorders: STATE AND COMMUNITY PROFILES This document provides state by state information on implementation of intensive care coordination using a wraparound approach for children and youth with complex mental and substance use disorders. Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Introduction The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This introductory issue present's SAMHSA's six principles of trauma-informed approach, and summarizes SAMHSA's community trauma initiative. The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda This report presents a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint for improving the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This was developed in response to calls from tribal leaders for improved collaboration with federal agencies to address the behavioral health of their communities. Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Philadelphia, PA: Public Health Partnerships for Trauma Transformation The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue highlights Philadelphia's strengths and challenges regarding it's public health approach to trauma-informed care. Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Tarpon Springs, FL: A Community Journey Towards Resilience The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue focuses on the Peace4Tarpon initiative, which uses an “asset-based” approach to develop trauma-informed care communities in Tarpon Springs, Florida.