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Trauma-Informed Practice

‘Trauma is an exceptional experience in which powerful and dangerous events overwhelm a person’s capacity to cope.’

What does trauma look Like ?

Children and young people who have experienced trauma will:

FLIGHT, FRIGHT OR FREEZE

FEAR

ANIEXTY

IRRIATBILITY

HELPLESSNESS

ANGER

SHAME

DEPRESSION

GUILT

Look through a trauma lens

Every person's lens is unique

“Childhood trauma results from the impact of external forces that render a young person temporarily helpless and break ordinary coping and defensive systems. 

This includes not only those conditions marked by intense surprise, but also those marked by prolonged and sickening anticipation.”

Lenore Terr

'Behaviour is a Language of Communication'

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Reading with Magnifying Glass

What is trauma-informed practice?

WHY USE Trauma informed PRACTICE?

DOES YOUR PROVISION NEED SUPPORT?

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