‘Trauma informed’ is becoming a label, almost a brand – but how do we recognize it in practice and focus on the human experience and respect one deserves? What we mean by trauma-informed is an approach that builds and promotes safety, understanding, choice, and empowerment.
This month, we feature a few items that help us reflect upon these important aspects of our responsibility, and act with respect and compassion.
Any activity can be trauma-informed if it embodies key principles; more of us should be taking the concept out of the workspace and making sure communities can recognise it and speak it in their own creative, insightful ways.
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