FSH invites public to be Trauma Informed

State Hospital hosts seminar on trauma, care for those who live with it

It’s been seven years since Fulton State Hospital partnered with the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care to improve the way it helps clients living with traumatic experience. Now, with an estimated one in four people whose daily decisions are impacted by trauma they’ve experienced, the hospital hopes to share some of that new knowledge with the Fulton community.

Fulton State Hospital is hosting a Trauma Informed Care training session presented by the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, 8:30 a.m. to noon July 29 in the Missouri School for the Deaf Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fulton State Hospital Chief Operating Officer Marty Martin-Forman said the consultants and speakers would tour the hospital, but she felt the public could gain benefit from a discussion on trauma and how it affects us.

“One in four people have been so traumatized in their life that it affects the way they make decisions, and that’s everybody,” Martin-Forman said. “That’s the entire population. It’s not just individuals who are mentally ill, it’s all of us who live a life that trauma can affect us.”

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