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 in order to strengthen the clinician-doctor relationship, facilitate a safe space, provide more specialized services, and prepare them for life outside the walls. Attendees to this session 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.
- Discuss the post-reentry benefits of trauma-informed care for women
- Define retraumatization
- Describe how past trauma can affect the patient-provider relationship