August 18, 2020 - 9:09am --

Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn from OSU Extension, Darke County joined forces with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to offer online Trauma-Informed Care training to community members. For the past 3 years, OhioMHAS has partnered with the ADAMHS Board of Montgomery County to provide a three-hour Trauma 101 training with topics ranging from Prevalence of Trauma, Resiliency, Recovery. 

The types of trauma that can affect an individual can come from joblessness, separation or divorce, social isolation, substance misuse, addiction, and death. This trauma can have ripple effects within a family or friend group, organization or school, and the overall community.

A Trauma-Informed approach teaches us that everyone experiences trauma differently, and instead of asking “what is wrong with you,” we should ask “what happened to you.”

Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. The Ohio Trauma-Informed Care project seeks to educate our communities about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in becoming a compassionate and supportive community.

For more information on the training, visit:

You can also reach out to Dr. Scammahorn at 937-548-5215 or