The Hogg Foundation seeks to raise awareness of the prevalence and influence of trauma in the lives of mental health consumers and the ways in which trauma affects behavior. A lack of understanding or appreciation of the role of past trauma in shaping present behavior can result in individuals being ill-served, even re-traumatized, by those who try to help them. In particular, the use of seclusion and restraint in treatment settings poses a significant risk of harm to consumers and staffers. Throughout the mental health care system, there is a desire for less traumatic methods of intervening with individuals in distress.
This grant supports the development of a comprehensive training curriculum and toolkit to increase the awareness and provision of trauma-informed care for children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). Additionally, the grant will support statewide trainings using the curriculum developed.
The Hogg Foundation has funded a number of evaluations of trauma-informed care programs, as well as policy briefs on reducing seclusion and restraint and on introducing trauma-informed care to the various aspects of the mental health care system in Texas.
This grant program consists of a three-year grant to a Texas-based nonprofit to provide technical assistance and support to 10 residential treatment centers (RTC) throughout Texas in implementing trauma-informed practices aimed at reducing the use of seclusion and restraint in RTC facilities.
The Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group was launched by the Hogg Foundation in 2007 as a working group of mental health experts and stakeholders who are committed to reducing the use of seclusion and restraint in a wide range of settings.