Trauma is Everybody's Business
Traumatic experiences affect most people at some stage in life, yet we often won’t know about people’s experiences, and the impact of trauma is unique to each of us. By taking a trauma-informed approach we can use universal principles to help us to recognise the impact trauma may be having on the people we aim to work with and respond in a way that supports recovery and does not cause further harm.
Adversity is not destiny
Although many of us will experience some form of traumatic event in the course of our lives, the majority of people will recover well, through supportive, positive relationships with family, friends, colleagues, people in their community, service professionals, and in some cases also receiving clinical psychological interventions or therapy.
91% of women
1 in 7 adults
What level of Knowledge and Skills do I need?
Click here to find out what Skills level you may require.
How can my service or organisation become more trauma- informed and responsive?
Our Roadmap for Creating Trauma-Informed and Responsive Change is designed to help services and organisations identify and reflect on progress, strengths and opportunities for embedding a trauma-informed and responsive approach across policy and practice. Find out more here.
Leadership Pledge of Support
Over 70 organisations from across Scotland have pledged their ongoing commitment to embedding trauma informed principles and practice in Scotland to support anyone affected by psychological trauma.
Are you looking for help for recovery from the impact of trauma?
If you are currently struggling with the impact of a traumatic event or events, we have listed some national support organisations who may be able to help.
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