Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? By offering choice, collaboration, empowerment, trust and safety we can help heal trauma Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? There is a national framework to support this & an implementation committee set up that is chaired by the DFM. The public and third sector can work together on this too. We can apply it to many aspects not just in community life but organisations that sit in those communities too. It can bring about better collaborations & partnerships if we are all working from the same framework. It’s about a culture shift & to make that happen we need to work across all sections of community and society.

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Trauma is at the heart of so many people's experiences and problems (homelessness, domestic abuse, bullying in school at work, etc.). It affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds. If communities were generally more aware of how trauma can affect people, perhaps there could be more compassionate responses to those who are acting oddly, or unreponsively, etc. We now understand if a person may have autism, etc. We don't so easily recognise dissociation, for example.

Addressing adversity across communities is important. This has been happening across the Black Isle in Highland over the past 18 months. Multi agency partners, community engagement, intergenerational projects. All Community councils are involved and have put health and wellbeing on their regular agendas.

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