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A quantitative research design was utilized to analyze the effectiveness of an educational seminar on trauma- informed disseminated to occupational therapy practitioners, determining their previous knowledge on trauma-informed care. The research conducted has provided a more comprehensive understanding of this population and where services are needed. There is still much work to be done with this topic and the cultural shift towards providing trauma sensitive resources to occupational therapy practitioners. The future of trauma-informed care being incorporated into occupational therapy practice settings is up to the motivation and heart of future occupational therapists in hopes to strengthen the resources offered to those battling psychological trauma everyday. Our hope now and forever is to leave individuals better than we found them, with the promise to continue research and application.

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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Trauma-Informed Care, occupational therapy

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational therapist, occupational therapy, motivation, research design, psychological trauma


Occupational Therapy | Other Psychology


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences December 18, 2023.

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Across All Occupational Therapy Settings