Trauma affects everyone differently. Recognizing those differences can foster healthier communication and improve understanding of a trauma survivor's behaviors (TIP 57, SAMHSA, 2014). By understanding behaviors through a culturally sensitive trauma informed lens, we are better able to explore and plan for treatment options.
Considerations in Planning
Healing comes in many different forms: your ideas, beliefs, and values may differ from the client's.
Integrate the client's understanding of diagnosis, prognosis, and healing into treatment.
Consider each client's resources and barriers to utilizing supportive services within the community.