Every system and organization is affected by trauma, regardless of its purpose, and will gain from being trauma-informed. Service organizations see the telltale signs and symptoms of trauma on a daily basis, but often fail to recognize it and draw the appropriate links. Trauma may be easily missed. Every institution and organization also
has the capacity to both retraumatize individuals and obstruct healing.
Services that mimic the power and control they had in prior situations are commonly offered to those who have suffered trauma from abusive relationships.
The goal of trauma-informed therapies does not have to be the treatment of trauma-related symptoms or disorders. Instead, they pledge to give services in a way that is welcome and suitable to the particular needs of persons who have experienced trauma, regardless of their core objective, which may be to provide primary care, mental health, addictions assistance, housing, etc. (2002) Harris & Fallot
"Public mental health and social service settings rarely identify or address people's trauma, despite the fact that it may be at the heart of many people's problems and that awareness of it is crucial to their recovery." (2000) Harris & Fallot
"Survivors or clinicians frequently fail to recognize the symptoms that are the creative and necessary adaptations to the effects of trauma." (2000) Harris & Fallot
Trauma-informed Practice and Care
Understanding how trauma affects individuals is crucial to the healing process. Working from a trauma-informed approach therefore affects this recovery and the quality of care offered.
At its foundation, the trauma-informed paradigm substitutes the label of being impacted by a "injury" with those of being "sick," "resistant," or "uncooperative" with clients or patients. When trauma is seen as an injury, the question "What is wrong with you?" is replaced with "What has happened to you?"
By having a fundamental grasp of the psychological, neurological, biological, social, and spiritual effects that trauma and violence may have on those seeking care, trauma-informed institutions and organizations offer for everyone within them. The basis of every service is true, sincere, and compassionate interactions, which trauma-informed programs are aware of.
Mimi Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of the Global Grief Institute which provides Certification training programs for Grief Coach, Trauma Coach,End of Life Coach,and Children's Grief Coach. She is a survivor who has buried 3 of her children and her husband of 33 years.She is available for authoritative comments to the press on any issue surrounding thriving after catastrophic loss.MEDIA INQUIRIES:Info@GlobalGriefInstitute.com