The Indiana State Psychiatric Hospital Network, which consists of six state-run psychiatric hospitals, is enhancing its recovery models of treatment by integrating a trauma-informed care model. The goal is to improve the delivery and receipt of psychiatric health care for people with mental health and addiction disorders. The trauma-informed care model assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma, and that addressing the trauma may expedite healing and recovery.
Trauma-informed care is a cultural shift for the Indiana State Psychiatric Hospital network. The implementation process will be continuously monitored for improvements; consumer care will not be interrupted. Care plans for current consumers will be updated to incorporate trauma-informed care language and modalities. The state anticipates fully implementing trauma-informed care at all six hospitals by the end of 2021.
This was reported by the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration on February 15, 2021.
Contact information: Katrina Norris, Executive Director, Indiana State Psychiatric Hospital Network, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, 402 W. Washington St. W353, P.O. Box 7083, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083; Email: Katrina.Norris@fssa.IN.gov; Website: https://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/state-psychiatric-hospitals/ and https://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/state-psychiatric-hospitals/trauma-informed-care-model/