Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Leslie Sanders, PsyD
Background: The link between trauma exposure and substance use is well established. Seventy-five percent of individuals in substance use treatment report histories of abuse and trauma. Early traumatic experiences or repetitive trauma exposure disrupts a person’s ability to self-regulate which may demonstrate as disruptive behavior or present as physiological symptoms.
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to introduce and increase awareness of trauma and resiliency informed definitions, techniques, and provide resources for staff in a residential treatment setting.
Evidence-based Intervention and Methods: Participating nurses and resident assistants received a one hour presentation on trauma, resiliency, and its associated interventions. The primary interventions reviewed were de-escalation techniques and Community Resiliency Model (CRM) skills developed by Trauma Resource Institute.
Results/Evaluation: Data was collected immediately before and after the presentation as well as six-weeks later. In both data sets, participating nurses noted an increase in their confidence level. Sixty percent reported utilization of de-escalation techniques and CRM skills. A lack of appropriate clinical scenario was cited most frequently as the reason for not utilizing the presented techniques.
Digital USD Citation
Quach, Connie, "Introducing Trauma-and Resiliency-Informed Care in a Residential Treatment Setting" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 178.
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