#1 Considered Approach– Consider the effects of trauma on the brain, body and nervous system.
Quick overview of attachment theory and the developing brain
Nervous system states and reflecting on what nervous system state your workplace or organisation might be.
#1 Considered approach: The importance of staged transitions, managing change, welcoming and exiting clients. Discussing how everyone plays a part in creating a trauma responsive culture including receptionist, admin staff, frontline staff, management etc.
#2 Core Values: The foundation of a Trauma Responsive Culture, understanding the 5 Core Values of a Trauma Responsive organisation is
#3 Communicating Safety (The brainstem):
The brainstem and neuroception of safety
Why an environment of safety & trust is so important from a neurobiology perspective
Creating an environment of safety & trust
Being the secure base. How we can be that for our colleagues and for clients we interact with. Brainstorming what a ‘secure base’ organisation and workplace environment would look like. Learning about how every interaction is an intervention.
Tūhono Māori: A Research Study of Attachment from an Indigenous Māori Perspective by Alayne Mikahere-Hall (2019)
Investigating Māori approaches to trauma informed care by Leonie Pihama et al (2017)
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Andrea’s Journal Article in Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work: Trauma responsive care model: An Aotearoa New Zealand research informed practice model for residential group homes anzswjournal.nz/anzsw/article/view/825
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