Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed Care

Trauma-informed care helps caregivers understand that trauma can be damaging to a person’s mental, physical and emotional health. Through the program, caregivers learn to recognize trauma symptoms, be sensitive to a person’s history of trauma, offer support and facilitate healing.

Trauma can include:

  •   Physical assault or abuse
  •   Sexual abuse
  •   Mental abuse
  •   Institutional abuse
  •   Neglect
  •   Grief
  •   Intergenerational trauma
  •   Disasters

Try these tips to avoid being a trauma trigger:

  •   Introduce yourself
  •   Address the person by name
  •   Be pleasant
  •   Ask permission
  •   Explain process
  •   Respect personal space
  •   Be on time
  •   Use nonjudgmental language
  •   Use shared decision-making
  •   Be supportive
  •   Be slow, smooth and quiet