In this series, a group of health care and community service workers explore the ideas and practices of trauma-informed care.
Panel members are:
- Amanda Dale, executive director, Barbara Schlifer Clinic, Toronto
- Bronwen Sims, peer support worker, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
- Dr. Pamela Stewart, staff psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
- Deborah Sinclair, social work consultant, Toronto
- Sheryl Lindsay, executive director, Sistering, Toronto
- Alison Benedict, program consultant, aboriginal community engagement, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
What does it mean to be trauma informed?
Panel members define the terms trauma and trauma-informed.
How does being trauma informed affect the way you work with clients?
Panel members share experiences and moments where their knowledge of trauma and its effects dictated the way they intervened in a situation.
What is the intersection between trauma-informed care and other approaches to care?
Panel members discuss how trauma-informed care can enhance other approaches to care.
What challenges do workers experience when providing trauma-informed care?
Panel members discuss how their workplaces or settings help them cope with vicarious trauma.
What components are essential to providing trauma-informed care?
Panel members describe specific things they do or say when providing trauma-informed care.