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Leaders are struggling to address the impact of medical and behavioral challenges of unprecedented scope. The significant increase in levels of opioid addiction and overdose deaths is perhaps the most dramatic example of challenges faced by every community. Leaders are finding that they are being called on to understand and address issues that traditionally had not been a part of their leadership work. Trauma responsive approaches to these issues are providing some of the most hopeful examples of ways to address these challenges and are having a substantial impact:

  • Decreased rates of significant social issues resulting in decreased costs
  • Improved coordination of care and focusing of resources on the most effective approaches
  • In one of the best documented examples, counties in Washington State documented a savings of $1.4 billion over a 10-year period by adopting trauma-informed approaches

Community leaders at all levels and in all agencies experience personal benefit as well:

  • Greater sense of accomplishment by championing and implementing programs that have demonstrated impact
  • Better relationships among groups who adopt a common language and approach
  • Heightened sense of satisfaction that time and effort invested is creating positive change
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