trauma informed health department

Building a Trauma-Informed – and Resilient – Health Department (Part 1)

Written by Vanessa Lohf for Aces Connection

One of the reasons that our team wanted to create this online community was so that we can share the stories of our amazing partners from across the state who are learning more about how traumatic stress impacts their organizations and the people who they work with and alongside.

The team at the Barton County Health Department in Great Bend, KS started their journey back in 2016. Over the next couple of weeks, Health Department Administrator, Shelly Schneider, shares their experiences both at the organizational and community level.

“We are coming up on our second anniversary of becoming a Trauma Informed/Aware Health Department and we couldn’t be prouder of the changes we have made, both small and large...