In 2020, CPI hosted the Trauma-Informed Care: Research to Practice virtual conference for California’s prevention community. The “5 Bites” briefs offer five “sound bites,” or quotes, from key sessions at the event. Each sound bite is explained and unpacked for quick learning. The “5 Bites” explore these questions: What is a trauma-informed approach? Why is it necessary? And how can we bring a trauma-informed approach to our work with individuals, communities, youth, families? This “5 Bites” derives from a presentation by Elizabeth Waetzig, JD, of Change Matrix.