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Working with trauma is complex and requires a depth of understanding and flexibility. Managers, CEOs and colleagues must be aware of trauma and ideally, receive training in trauma-informed practice.

Understanding trauma increases our knowledge of how the people around us work and process situations. This is especially pertinent in the workplace where communication is essential. Those with lived trauma experiences often have developed alternative ways to manage conflict, authority and relationships — all of which influences their workplace communications, how they take in information and how they re-lay information.

Trauma-Informed Practice in the Workplace

Not all workplaces service the public thus do not necessarily need to be skilled in delivering trauma-informed interventions. What every workplace shares in common is the high likelihood that their staff have experienced trauma in their lives. This article is about providing insight into trauma-informed practice and how the awareness of trauma can improve communication and relationships in the workplace. …

Jade Reardon

Writer — Researcher — Nerd — Storyteller — Freelancer. I write from wherever there is power, a comfy seat and coffee. Explore my website — www.page88.com.au

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