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.