Trauma Informed Care

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Trauma Informed Care2017-11-06T20:49:26+00:00

Trauma Informed Care

Those who intend to provide services and support are often themselves trauma-inducing. The coercion and intimidation practices, harsh discipline and negative reinforcement often used by law enforcement, in educational programs and other institutions can trigger those who have experienced trauma.

The Three Key Elements of Trauma Informed Care

  • Realizing The Prevalence Of Trauma

    Anticipating and avoiding processes and policies that may trigger past trauma is the first step in ensuring physical, psychological and emotional safety for providers and survivors.

  • Recognizing The Wide Reaching Effects Of Trauma

    Trauma affects all facets of a life — psychologically, emotions and even physically. Exposure to trauma is associated with impaired neurodevelopment, compromised immune systems and behavioral health disorders.

  • Putting This Knowledge Into Practice

    Retraining yourself to operate in this mindset can take practice. When working with survivors of trauma, like refugees, slow down and consider the context of their experience before offering solutions or opinions.

The Six Key Principles of Trauma Informed Care Are Built On:

Safety

Trust

Peer Support

Collaboration

Empowerment

Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

The Three Key Elements of Trauma Informed Care

Realizing The Prevalence Of Trauma

Anticipating and avoiding processes and policies that may trigger past trauma is the first step in ensuring physical, psychological and emotional safety for providers and survivors.

Recognizing The Wide Reaching Effects Of Trauma

Trauma affects all facets of a life — psychologically, emotions and even physically. Exposure to trauma is associated with impaired neurodevelopment, compromised immune systems and behavioral health disorders.

Putting This Knowledge Into Practice

Retraining yourself to operate in this mindset can take practice. When working with survivors of trauma, like refugees, slow down and consider the context of their experience before offering solutions or opinions.

The Six Key Principles of Trauma Informed Care Are Built On:

Safety

Trust

Peer Support

Collaboration

Empowerment

Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues