Trauma-informed practice builds on the foundation of awareness, understanding and responsiveness to the impact of traumatic events in the lives of both service users and professionals. Experience of psychological trauma is ubiquitous, and impacts on all areas of human functioning, including physical, emotional, social and spiritual.
Every organisation that comes into contact with traumatised adults or young people (health and care, addiction treatment, prison and probation, education, emergency services) is at risk of being affected by the deleterious impact of trauma. This may reflect in increasing incidents, violence, low compliance and high drop-out rates among service users, and increase in workplace stress, conflict, accidents, sickness absence, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatisation amongst staff.
To discuss how you can enhance your organisation’s understanding and responsiveness to the effects of trauma, and for help in developing effective policies and practices to increase the resilience and wellbeing of your staff and service users, contact Masha Bennett