Traumatic experiences (including previous encounters with care and support services) can have profound implications for the health and wellbeing of both people and practitioners.
Children/tamariki and whānau can be re-traumatised by the contact they have with the organisations that are in place to assist them. Also, how staff feel and behave at work impacts tamariki and whānau.
Trauma-informed organisations are safe and inclusive environments, which work to actively support and not re-traumatise workers and people accessing services. Health services, schools, care and protection, justice and other social services can all take steps towards being trauma-informed.
These resources provide guidance for leaders and teams wanting to develop trauma-informed organisations.
- Making Mental Health Part of the Conversation (NZ)
- Minimising and Managing Workplace Stress (NZ)
- Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work (NZ)
- Self-care in trauma-informed organisations eLearning module (NZ)
- Open Minds e-learning for managers supporting employees experiencing mental distress or illness at work (NZ)
Trauma-informed care implementation
- Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing (NZ)
- Trauma-informed Care - Resources for Leaders and Managers (NZ)
- What is trauma-informed care and how is it implemented in youth healthcare settings? (AUS)
- What is trauma-informed care and how can I help implement it in my organisation? (AUS)
- Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-informed Care Implementation (USA)
- Road Map to Trauma-informed care (USA)