New: Trauma-informed Care Resources for the ICAMH workforce

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Trauma informed care

Tamariki hold the hopes and dreams of their whānau and communities. They are at the centre of all that we do.

Our new Trauma-informed Care webpages provide a collection of resources relevant when supporting tamariki and whānau in Aotearoa.

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Trauma and  Resilience

Trauma is common and can have lasting adverse effects on a person’s mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual wellbeing.  

Responsive relationships and positive experiences can foster resilience in people and counter the effects of traumatic experience.

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Trauma-informed Practice

Trauma-informed practice is about working to create a safe environment so that people feel empowered about their care.

These resources provide guidance to practitioners (and whānau) on working in a trauma-informed way.

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Trauma-informed Organisations

Trauma-informed organisations are safe and inclusive environments, which work to actively support and not re-traumatise workers and people accessing services.

These resources provide guidance for leaders and teams wanting to develop trauma-informed organisations.

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Self Care and Wellbeing

When we look after ourselves, we can be at our best, and fully present when supporting whānau.

These resources are for practitioners to focus on their own practice and wellbeing, and learn the warning signs of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue and what to do about them.

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