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What is trauma-informed practice?

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Trauma-informed approaches are based on recognition and comprehensive understanding of the widespread prevalence and effects of trauma. This leads to a fundamental paradigm shift from thinking ‘what is wrong with you?’ to considering ‘what happened to you?’.

Rather than being a specific service or set of rules, trauma-informed approaches are a process of organisational change aiming to create environments and relationships that promote recovery and prevent retraumatisation.

Sweeney, Filson, Kennedy, Collinson & Gillard (2018)

What do trauma, adversity and compassion mean?

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