The UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute’s Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation (TPRI) is a multidisciplinary program designed to promote the growth and recovery for people who have experienced trauma through clinical care, education, and community integration. The Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation strives to promote prevention of trauma-related disorders, increase access to quality care for trauma-related disorders, and support innovative approaches designed to address the effects of traumatic stress.
The Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation strives to foster a trauma-informed care within the UAMS Health system. A trauma-informed approach to care integrates knowledge about psychological trauma into policies, procedures and practices in order to avoid re-traumatization of people served within the organization. This includes adopting patient-centered care principles designed to create a culture of safety, trustworthiness, cultural humility, collaboration, peer support, and empowerment within an organization in order to promote physical and psychological wellbeing.
The Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation collaborates with the Psychiatric Research Institute’s outpatient and inpatient mental health and substance use programs to provide trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatments. This includes providing training and consultation in trauma-informed care as well as appropriate trauma-informed or trauma-focused clinical services across the Psychiatric Research Institute’s mental health service line.
For adults, the Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation acts as a specialty clinic within the Walker Family Clinic that provides evidence-based trauma-focused treatments including:
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Prolonged Exposure (PE)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Group therapy
- Basic Skills for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- CPR for PTSD: How to Calm and Prevent Re-Alarm for PTSD
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Trauma-informed psychiatric services
The Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation also provides trauma-informed care training and consultation for non-mental health clinical services within the UAMS Health system. For UAMS Health divisions and services interested in trauma-informed care training or consultation, check out our Training & Education page.
Strong Star Network
The Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation is a member of the Strong Star Network.