Trauma-Informed Care

Brain on Trauma: Unpacking the Neurobiology of Pain

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Trauma-Informed Care encourages practitioners to understand the roots of trauma—the impact of a traumatic event or events on the body, brain, mental health, and our wellbeing.   The word trauma means “wound,” which captures the impact of a traumatic experience or experiences. As practitioners, when we’re empathetic, engaged, and compassionate toward those we serve, we […]

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The Echoes of Pain: Understanding Generational and Intergenerational Trauma

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Some folks may have a knee-jerk reaction to the words “intergenerational trauma.” How can the traumatic experiences of one generation be passed down or experienced by those who haven’t shared the same experiences?   However, social research has shown that generational and intergenerational trauma very much exists. Ancestral pain and family history can continue to

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Recovering from Gaslighting with Effective Trauma-Informed Care

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We see people with a wide range of experiences. It’s common that some people we encounter in our work are recovering from gaslighting—a term that has grown in awareness in recent years. Trauma Informed Care (TIC), can help guide us to be supportive of those we serve who are recovering and healing through gaslighting experiences.

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Guided Sharing Circles: Creating a Safe Space to Process Emotions + Connect

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Many of us feel overwhelmed by the prevalence of hate crimes and identity-based terrorism that surrounds us. How do we even start to unpack feelings when we see a shooting at an LGBTQ+ club that was supposed to be a safe space? When people are shot at the grocery store in a terrible hate crime?

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Integrating the Principles of Healing Focused Care with Client-Centered Case Management

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These days, we hear a lot about being “client-centered” in our work, but many folks may wonder, what does that really mean?”   It’s a good question—after all, isn’t all service work client-centered? Client-centered case management sounds almost redundant.   But the truth is, if we want to build that all-important rapport with clients that

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How to Understand Trauma: Why Empathy is Crucial to Trauma-Informed Care

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All humans experience trauma at some point in their lives. It’s pretty impossible to get through life without experiencing loss, discrimination, danger, pain, fear, or sorrow. A moment or moments of powerlessness. Of course, not all of us process trauma the same way, but we’ve all been through something traumatic. We can leverage our unique

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Exploring Examples of Trauma-Informed Care Questions to Guide Intake

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When offering any kind of Trauma-Informed Care, you’re likely to meet people who will be hesitant to open up. Whether you’re working in mental health care, education, legal support, or social work, some of those “awkward” and even painful questions are key to learning the needs of the people you’re serving.   So, what are

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Trauma-Informed Care Training: 6 Ways the Approach Makes a Difference

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At Share Collaborative, we specialize in Trauma-Informed Care training, which is a bit of a misnomer. As discussed, “training” might be the common term for sharing information about trauma-informed care, but as a philosophy, we offer facilitation.   We recognize that it’s impossible to train people to be or feel a certain way. We can’t

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