What is Trauma Informed Care?

Trauma-informed care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes environments of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize. 

Dr. Darla Dixon is a licensed psychologist currently working as a trauma-informed care coordinator for the California Department of State Hospitals. She has also had the privilege of being socialized by the wraparound program early in her career where she learned and experienced the impact of being trauma-informed.


Patrick O'Reilly


MLF: Psychology

Image - Darla Dixon
Dr. Darla Dixon
Psychologist; Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator, California Department of State Hospitals
Patrick O'Reilly
Clinical Psychologist; Chair Commonwealth Club Psychology Member-Led Forum—Moderator