There has been a growing awareness of trauma, including of complex trauma over the last 20 years. This has led to the development of a humane framework which we call being trauma-informed. This framework recognises how common trauma is. It also acknowledges the way trauma affects our wellbeing, and that of our families and communities.
This framework is informed by new knowledge around attachment, development, working with the body, memory and an understanding of self. This is influencing frameworks of care and treatment to move from purely bio-medical (medicine and psychiatry) and/or purely psychoanalytical (psychology) to include a psycho-social (trauma-informed) and recovery focus (recovery-oriented) as well.
This section of the website introduces you to Blue Knot’s vision for a trauma-informed world, based on this framework.