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Trauma Matters


First published in 2002, Trauma Matters is a quarterly publication dedicated to the dissemination of information on trauma and best-practices in trauma-informed care. For questions about Trauma Matters or if you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact our Editor, Alana Valdez,

Patient and Nurse

Trauma Matters Winter 2024

Inside this issue:

  • Reflecting on Re-Humanize by Marlee Liss

  • Understanding and Supporting Children Through Trauma: Importance & Strategies

  • Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Long Term Care Facilities: Overcoming Barriers, Enhancing Care, and Ensuring Accessibility

  • Ask the Experts: An Interview with Brian Hatch

  • Featured Resource: It's Not All About You! by Daniel Cohen

Trauma Matters Fall 2023

Inside this issue:

  • A Journey Like No Other: Trauma and Vulnerabilities Faced by Immigrants

  • Featured Resource: Truth and Repair by Judith Herman

  • CCADV: Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy-Associated Deaths in CT 

  • Ask the Experts: An Interview with Krystal Rich, MSW 

  • From Adverse to Positive Childhood Experiences: Understanding Trauma and Resilience 


Trauma Matters Summer 2023

Inside this issue:

  • Turning Pain Into Purpose

  • Featured Resource: Yin Yoga and Mental Health by Tracey Meyers 

  • Spoken Work Artist; Brandon Leake 

  • Ask the experts: An Interview with Wednesdae Reim Ifrach (they/them) REAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, NCC, CLAT, LCMHC, LPCC

  • Why Images Matter: Using Art Therapy in a Trauma-Informed Setting 

Trauma Matters Spring 2023

Inside this issue:

  • Problem Gambling: A Leading Risk Factor for Suicide and the Impact on Active Military & Veterans 

  • Featured Resource: Gambling-Specific Blocking Software

  • Gambling Prevalence in CT's Correctional Population

  • Gambling Considerations in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Population

  • Ask the Experts: An Interview with Michelle Malkin, JD, PhD


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