What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care can be implemented in any type of service setting and is distinct from trauma-specific treatments that specifically address the consequences of trauma.

The key concepts of a Trauma-Informed Care approach:

  • Realizes the overall impact of trauma and how it influences the path to recovery
  • Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved in the recovery process
  • Integrates the knowledge about past trauma into healing policies, procedures, and practices
  • Actively participates in a process to prevent re-traumatization.

A Trauma-Informed approach reflects adherence to key principles rather than a prescribed set of practices or procedures. These principles can be used across multiple settings, although terminology and application may be setting- or sector-specific:

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality
  • Empowerment, voice, and choice
  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

Trauma-Informed Care approach involves Trauma-Specific Interventions which generally recognize the following:

  • Clients are respected, informed, connected, and contribute to their own recovery
  • Understand the relationship between trauma and symptoms of trauma such as substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Work collaboratively towards empowerment

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