Blog Posts By: Valorie Carson

System change requires commitment and funding

Johnson County Trauma Informed Care Task Force

February 24, 2016


The human services sector — like all professional fields — is one that must incorporate new research and understanding of the interconnectedness between the body, behavior, history and environment in […]

Trauma-informed care invites perspective

Mental health

December 4, 2015


  As the Health ForwardGKC’s Blog has been exploring this past month, childhood trauma is known to be directly tied to increased risk for poor health and health-related outcomes in […]

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Is Continuous Process, and Other Lessons Learned from Johnson County Task Force

March 6, 2013


Childhood trauma is directly tied to increased risk for poor health and health-related outcomes in adulthood. Trauma-informed care reflects the knowledge of this relationship so staff can better partner with […]

Childhood Trauma Can Impact Adulthood

February 11, 2013


This is Valorie Carson’s first blog post in a series about trauma-informed care. A future post will examine the Task Force’s work and lessons learned since initially convening in April […]


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