The fact sheet for workers raises awareness that anyone presenting to or working in any capacity in any service may have a lived experience of trauma. It is intended for anyone working in any service setting. The fact sheet provides information about the effects of trauma on the brain, the biological responses to stress and how a history of childhood trauma or abuse (complex trauma) can affect people. This fact sheet focuses on the benefits of using the 5 principles of trauma-informed practice:
Fact sheet for Workers
not only clients with a trauma history but for everyone in any service and for the service itself. By focusing on what happened to someone rather than what is wrong with someone, any service can have better outcomes for all.
Fact Sheet for Managers
This fact sheet is for managers across diverse service settings. It educates executive staff and managers around the prevalence and impacts of trauma for clients and staff .
It helps managers understand trauma responses and how being trauma-informed i.e. working from the principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment improves outcomes for clients, staff, volunteers and the services themselves.
It explains the benefits of trauma-informed service delivery from an OH & S and risk management perspective and recommends that it is embedded across all service domains.
Fact Sheet for General Practitioners
This fact sheet for General Practitioners working with adult survivors of complex trauma (including childhood trauma and abuse).
It highlights the prevalence, impacts, support and treatment approaches suitable for patients with experiences of complex trauma as compared to those relating to single incident trauma.
It connects adverse childhood experiences to its many health and psychosocial consequences and presentations. It highlights that these are often underpinned by unresolved trauma, and not recognised unless practitioners are alert to the possibility. It also notes the physiological responses to stress and coping strategies with which survivors can present, many of which are conceptualised as symptoms.
The fact sheet also provides the research evidence which attests to possibilities for recovery.
Fact Sheet for Health Professionals
This fact sheet for health professionals working with adult survivors of complex trauma (childhood trauma and abuse).
It highlights the prevalence, impacts, stakes and treatment approaches of complex trauma as compared to those relating to single incident trauma.
It connects adverse childhood experiences to its many health and psychosocial consequences, noting the physiological responses to stress and coping strategies with which survivors can present.
It also provides the research evidence base around the neurobiology of attachment which attests to possibilities for recovery within healthy therapeutic and personal relationships.