Neuroscience in Trauma Informed Care
This article discusses three neuroscience concepts that the researcher recommends be included in trauma-informed care programs. The researcher notes that some standard intake processes may re-traumatize individuals because of its focus on the negative rather than strengths-based. The author makes four recommendations:
“redesigning information gathering processes to decrease re-traumatization,
“decreasing the use of labels such as ‘anti-social’ that do not take into account the neurobiological effects of trauma on the nervous system,
“the incorporation of self-regulation skills training for providers and clients, and
“facilitating outcome evaluations of trauma and resilience oriented skills-based programs.
Leitch, L., Action steps using ACEs and trauma-informed care: a resilience model, (2017), Leitch Health and Justice, pp.1-10.
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