Following the success of the Four Nations webinar series on public health approaches in policing, delegates were asked what content would be useful in their
Trauma informed approach and practice means recognising:
It may also mean reviewing/auditing your service and making changes to make your service accessible to those who struggle to trust professionals.
Without the right support, trauma/ACEs can have negative, lasting effects on physical health, mental health, and social outcomes.
Studies have shown a lack of supportive relationships links to an increased risk of:
Studies carried out in England, Wales, and the USA consistently demonstrate that around 50% of the population has experienced at least one traumatic or stressful event in childhood.
Given trauma is common, many people struggle to trust professionals. To ensure people can access support there must be safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment.
Everyone responds to trauma in their own way. Trauma can present as:
Support from a trusted adult is key. Building resilience through protective factors like:
Trauma informed approach and practice is a broad model and can include trauma specific components and interventions.
We need a public health approach preventing and addressing the impact of childhood adversity.
We can and must: