Posts about Health and Human Services
Race and Social Determinants of Health
Racial discrimination is a major social determinant of health in the United States. Learn how your organization can identify—and improve—racial disparities in behavioral health.
DSP Interview Questions
This blog will help you enhance your interview process to ensure you hire only the most qualified direct support professionals.
Recognizing Your DSPs During COVID-19
As part of DSP Recognition Week we join IDD providers across the nation in taking the time to highlight the dedication of this critical workforce.
Building A Life Worth Living: Seeing Hope Beyond Suicide
Lorilee Binstock talks about her experiences battling with suicidal feelings and what helped her get through them.
Racial Trauma: Your Questions Answered, Part 2
Dr. Holcomb answers questions regarding institutional and systemic racism, and ways that white clinicians can better serve their clients of color.
September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—How Can You Help Prevent Suicide?
Suicide Prevention Awareness month is an opportunity to share resources and stories on suicide prevention, and to remember those affected by suicide.
The Relationship Between Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19
As the nation continues to contend with coronavirus, existing health and healthcare disparities among Americans has been exacerbated.
Racial Trauma: Your Questions Answered, Part 1
Stories and images of racism and violence has spurred a discussions in health and human services around the impact of racial trauma. Dr. Jamila Holcomb provides insight.
The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care for IDD Organizations
While many healthcare organizations have begun adopting a trauma-informed care framework, it is still less prevalent in those organizations working with IDD.
What Is Racial Trauma? An Interview with Dr. Jamila Holcomb
With trauma-informed care practices becoming increasingly popular, Dr. Jamila Holcomb discusses racial trauma and its implications for clinicians and persons served.
A Survivor’s Story: Why Trauma-Informed Care Is Crucial in Treatment
Misdiagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder, Lorilee Binstock was in fact experiencing PTSD as a result of childhood trauma. A trauma that she kept a secret until her fifth suicide attempt.
COVID-19 and Trauma: How a Pandemic Affects Our Mental Health
Epidemics have been shown to create general stress across the populations they affect, and we are yet to see the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health.
Creating a Trauma-Informed System of Care: New Tools to Help Your Organization
Any organization can implement and benefit from a trauma-informed system of care, this blog looks at some of the basic principles to take into account.