HI to the PACES Connection community - we're working on a training for first responders to overdose situations and I wanted to tap into the wisdom of this amazing community to see if anyone has any specific, practical examples you'd be willing to share of trauma-informed responses by first responders (behaviors/actions, words, follow-up) to family members, bystanders/witnesses, and/or overdose survivors? Or if anyone has suggestions for other resources for training for first responders on this topic, our team would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
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Not specifically related to overdoses, but we at PACEs Connection held a discussion/webinar on trauma informed policing that may include some potential ideas for you or some contacts in the field!
This is a handout I copied from another agency. Coping with traumatic incident. Understanding grief. Helping a child cope with a traumatic event.
At times I find opportunities were it is appropriate to enitiate an ACES sreeniing. I had a patient that was high on cocaine and fentanyl. The single parent provided me with a quick background. The father was not the bilogical father. In the process of the divorce, in a rage of attack on the other spouse, the adult child was told of this secret. Helping to connect the dots for both victim and parent to understand why the use of drugs to cope with the pain. Inturn giving both hope of successful treatment.