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Adults and Trauma (Con't)

When working with adults involved in the child welfare system, it is important to consider the following:

  • Any traumatic event that individual has experienced
  • Can the adult talk about the trauma they experienced?
  • The response to that event (both from the individual and their family
  • Any interventions the individual has engaged in (as a child or as an adult) and their success regarding addressing that traumatic event
  • Any connections between the adult’s current behaviors and functioning and trauma he or she has experienced