"Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an evidenced-based care model that I was privileged to be trained on while I was living and working in Florida. When I began nursing school and became acquainted with Professor Bowker I shared it with her and from there she encouraged me to develop a poster to bring awareness on TIC and present it at different health care events and conferences."
Kate Pace BSN Student
This led to the realization as to how little awareness there truly was about TIC in this region and Pace was determined to spread the information about TIC to the health care community and demonstrate how this model of care could be expanded to all areas of health care, not just mental and behavioral health and the criminal justice system.
Trauma Informed Care is a model of care that focuses on addressing the psychological symptoms from traumatic events while avoiding any level of re-traumatization of patients. It shifts our current practices from the “what is wrong with you” to a “what has happened to you” approach. Addressing the core psychological symptoms of trauma and decreasing the long term effects is the foundation of Trauma Informed Care.
Listen to Mercy College's own Kate Pace presenting the resolution to the entire National House of Delegates for National Student Nursing Association in Orlando, Florida.
Pictured back row left to right:
Leah Barhol (MCANS, Community Service Officer), Andrea Tachella (Oregon student), Kate Pace (MCANS Mentorship Coordinator & IANS Treasurer), Kelsi (Oregon), Lauren (Oregon), Austin Pefferman (MCANS, Treasurer)
Front row left to right:
Ellen Reiter (MCANS, Vice President), Liz Frohman (MCANS, Legislative and Publicity Officer), Abbi Herrick (MCANS, Breakthrough to Nursing), Cheyanne Weis (MCANS, Secretary), Sophie (Florida), Mark Rustin (MCANS, President)
Join us on Thursday, April 14 at 6 PM for a concrete example of how this biblical imperative works in our world.
Two principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Solidarity and Subsidiarity are crucial in understanding God’s affirmative answer to humanity’s primordial question: am I my brother’s keeper? God’s “yes” to this question flows out of our common origins and destiny (solidarity), but is made concrete by affecting change at the most local and personal level possible (subsidiarity).
In this radio interview, Bo Bonner, Director of Campus Ministry at Mercy College of Health Sciences, speaks to these twin principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and how consideration of these truths will be illuminated by the upcoming Faith and Healing lecture by Dr. Lena Hatchett
On Tuesday, April 19th, two miniature horses, Dandy and Miracle, measuring 30 and 29 inches from floor to shoulder, respectively, will be on the Mercy College campus during the bi-annual 2-Day Stress-Less Days Event, to redirect stress from students to prepare for their final exams.
FREE LUNCH - Cute Animals - Much More -
April 19 & 20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brennan Hall Commons
Starting fall 2016, Mercy College will be delivering its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree during evenings and weekends.
Students will be prepared for an entry-level role as a registered nurse practicing with holistic skills and competencies in settings such as hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities.