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
- Is what I am doing respectful and trauma-informed?
- 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.