Trauma-Informed Care

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.

Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.

Evaluations and Policy Briefs

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.

Trauma-informed Approaches to Behavior in Schools

These grants support the deployment in Texas public schools of evidence-based, trauma-informed alternatives to exclusionary discipline models.

Residential Treatment Centers

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.

Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group

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.