Media reports on UMaine study about trauma informed care

The Bangor Daily News, Medical Xpress and Public News Time reported on a University of Maine study that shows organizations attempting to address trauma in order to care for those experiencing both intimate partner violence, substance use disorders or both need more support and clearer definitions of “trauma” in order to implement effective frameworks. “It is much easier for a substance use treatment organization to offer a specialized group for survivors of trauma than to reconsider penalizing participants for screening positive for substances or push back against the larger systems requiring this. Yet making those kinds of changes is what trauma-informed care requires,” said Elizabeth Armstrong, assistant professor at the School of Social Work and principal investigator of the study.