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What Does This Mean for Child Welfare Workers?

Building Trauma Informed Care Systems requires a Paradigm Shift from the Question:

"What is wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?"

A child's behaviour may be indicative of:

  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Survival Techniques
  • Resiliency

Ask yourself:

  1. Is what I am doing respectful and trauma-informed?
  2. Am I treating others the way I want to be treated?

One of the most important things we can do as providers is avoid re-traumatizing those we serve.