How to Become Trauma Informed . . . 

 

What does "becoming trauma-informed" mean and why is it important? 

Being trauma-informed helps us understand how human beings function during and after experiencing an event or series of events that shake them to the core and cause them to fear for their very lives. This is very age-dependent and most damaging to children who live with lifelong percussions. It is especially important to understand trauma-informed strategies in working with both children and adults who have experienced trauma. 

Being trauma-informed helps us understand behavior--our own and that of others. Suggestions for becoming a Trauma-Informed Human can be found here, and resources specifically for ministries, schools, and parenting (adoption and foster care specifically) can be found in the dropdown menu under this header.

Trauma-Informed Books & Organizations

Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.

      Trauma-Informed Author & Advocate

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All information and resources at this website have been presented as part of my personal story and does not replace professional psychological care for mental health issues. The only legal and ethical advice I can offer is to seek professional help. 

If you have had or are having suicidal thoughts, please call: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-8255

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