A trauma can be defined as a physical or emotional experience that has had an adverse impact on an adult, child or young person’s wellbeing. The effects of trauma may not always be significant or long-lasting. However, for some the impact stays with them throughout the life course. Trauma-informed approaches should be strengths-based and require practitioners to have an understanding of, and responsiveness to, the causes and effects of trauma.
PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work
CQC - Caring
PCF - Professionalism
RCOT - Understanding relationship