Becoming a Trauma Informed Community workshop – NEIC
Tuesday February 21, 2023
Health policy now acknowledges the place and impact of unresolved trauma on the health and well being of people and communities and calls for care provision to be trauma informed. Research carried out in 2019 recommended that service provision for Dual Diagnosis need to be trauma informed. Mental health and substance use issues are often related to past trauma and unresolved trauma in peoples lives and their families. The impact and potential for healing goes beyond the individual and family and is often tied up with community and health care provider experiences. If a community and services recognise the impact of trauma on use of substances and mental health issues and their role in reducing this impact, the possibilities of recovery become more realistic.
The two day workshop is open to anybody living or working in the North East Inner City. The workshop will explore the meaning of normal responses to adverse circumstances in life and implications of unresolved trauma responses in our lives. We will examine how abnormal trauma responses by self services and communities can affect our ability to recover. With an open exploration of people and communities lived experience of trauma, we will explore how a community can be trauma informed and how agencies and services can apply trauma informed principles in care provision.