Goal 4 Strategies

  • Provide personalized therapeutic services; healing looks different for everyone.


  • Ensure all staff are trained on how trauma can affect a person’s behavior and expression of emotions.


  • Avoid re-traumatizing or tacitly threatening members. It’s not effective to use threatening language, such as, “This might be your last chance,” or “Don’t blow this opportunity.”


  • Intentionally help members identify strengths, and work with them to explore their assets and potential.


  • Acknowledge the impact of collective trauma and explore healing through activism, volunteerism, education, or other activities.


  • Identify relevant community supports for trauma-specific services. Build relationships with these supports and be prepared to introduce members to them.

Published 2020

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