Deb Rhoades, LCSW-R; CASAC-M; CARC, from Rhoades to Recovery will be presenting on the topic of Organizational Wellness. Participants will learn about how trauma experiences/vicarious trauma can impact the workforce and the organization overall. This presentation will focus primarily on organizational wellness strategies that encourage staff wellness utilizing a Trauma-Informed Approach. Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care has the potential to improve patient health outcomes as well as the well-being of providers. This presentation will also discuss the foundational steps that providers can take to move toward a trauma informed-approach to care. Foundational steps include: building awareness and generating buy-in for a trauma-informed approach; supporting a culture of staff wellness; hiring a workforce that embodies the values of trauma-informed care; and creating a safe physical, social, and emotional environment.