These are just a few of the words that spring to mind when people ask me why I love teaching about Trauma Informed Practice. I get to deliver a powerful message, in a way that helps people to connect with the really important work they carry out in a way that is both meaningful and practical.
When I qualified as a social care worker, I remember the feeling of pure excitement when taking up my first post in a frontline service.
In answering this question let’s start from a realistic standpoint. It’s rare enough to meet a service that has a 100% engaged staff team.
Stories create meaning. They are as key to being human as is sleeping or eating. They remind us that we are not alone and help us walk in another’s shoes, and, importantly, they are vital for helping us understand Trauma informed Practice.