Section 5 - Trauma Informed Care

Why do the Medical Consenter Caregivers Need to Know About Trauma?

We now know, support from a caregiver can help a child or youth heal from his or her traumatic experiences.

Medical Consenter Caregivers need to know about trauma for the following reasons:

  • For a child or youth, being apart from their own family or in a new placement is stressful and confusing.
  • Stress and confusion can add to a child or youth’s trauma.
  • Being unaware of the effects of trauma can keep a placement from working well.