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Presentation on Trauma-informed Data Collection

  • 03/09/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • CHA Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA; Learning Center A/B (3rd Floor)


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Guidelines for trauma-informed care are designed for behavioral healthcare providers, not evaluators. These guidelines focus on how traumatic stress participates in reinforcing feedback loops with mental health, addiction, and somatic/biological illness. There are important lessons from these guidelines for evaluators, but there are no published guidelines for trauma-informed data collection.

For this presentation, Carrie Fisher from the Institute of Community Health will propose a set of guidelines for conducting trauma-informed data collection. Guidelines include: focus on resilience and use appreciative inquiry; leave control with participants; use an ongoing, iterative consent process; establish a safety plan; decide what information is essential; prioritize participant welfare over data collection; and set boundaries and practice self-care. Our discussion will focus on how we can use the lens of trauma-informed practices to achieve a more flexible, responsive approach to data collection and more participatory, co-productive alliances with evaluation and research participants.

This presentation is open to GBEN members only. For more information on becoming a member, please see the Join Us page. 

The location for the presentation is Cambridge Hospital,1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.There is an underground parking garage at Cambridge Hospital. The rate for visitors is a maximum of $8 per day for any stay over 3 hours. You can get a coupon at the front desk before leaving. If you take public transit, the 69 bus stops in front of the hospital. It is also possible to walk from either Central Square or Harvard Square (~15 minute walk). To get to the conference room: When you enter the building (called Healy) there is a receptionist desk. The presentation will take place on the ambulatory side of the building, which is to the left of the receptionist desk. Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor.  Take a right out of the top of the stairs or go straight down the hall and Learning Center A/B will be on your left side. You can also ask the receptionists and they will direct you.

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