A number of individuals are exposed to adversity (e.g., child abuse and neglect, parental substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration) early in life (Felitti et al., 1998; Centers for Disease Control [CDC] and Prevention, 2019). Moreover, over 70% of individuals worldwide will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives (Benjet et al., 2016). Mounting research has documented that the effects of trauma exposure in childhood are not only immediate but also enduring, leading to lifelong health problems. At the same time, studies have suggested that there is a lack of systemic trauma education and training. This article will provide several suggestions to attempt to resolve the identified problem.
Suh Moh, Yoon, "A Systemic Approach to the Development and Improvement of Trauma Education and Training" (2019). Counseling and Behavioral Health Faculty Papers. Paper 2.