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Introduction to the Neurobiology of Trauma

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Over 80% of all people under supervision in the criminal justice system have experienced trauma or show symptoms of trauma. Additionally, probation, parole and victim service providers encounter a high percentage of victims that are experiencing trauma. In underserved and Native American communities, it is critically important for criminal justice professionals to have skills to recognize and address historical trauma, generalized trauma, especially when there are limited services. Without being trauma-informed, we miss a vital component of responsivity when attending to client and victim.

Date Created: May 15, 2020