Date & Time
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
499 Using Trauma-Informed Care to Improve Women's Health Outcomes after Reentry*

Incarcerated women, who commonly have a history of trauma, are at risk for several adverse consequences. Untreated trauma can hinder a smooth transition back into the community and negatively impact mental health. By practicing trauma-informed care, a more conducive environment can be built that strengthens the clinician-doctor relationship, facilitates a safe space, provides specialized services, and prepares them for life outside the walls. Attendees will learn what the New Jersey Commission on Women's Reentry is doing to ensure trauma-informed care for women even before they leave confinement.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the post-reentry benefits of trauma-informed care for women
  • Define retraumatization
  • Discuss how past trauma can affect the patient-provider relationship

Level Intermediate