Trauma-Informed Practices for Supporting Children Impacted by Domestic Violence
For: Professionals, teachers and others who work with youth.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience Domestic Violence in their lifetimes, but they aren’t the only victims. DV disrupts the entire family’s existence and children are not immune to its traumatic impacts. Trauma is a widespread, harmful and costly public health problem. With appropriate supports and interventions, people can overcome traumatic experiences.
At Safe+Sound Somerset, we provide trauma-informed support and services to help survivors heal from the trauma of domestic abuse. Trauma-informed care requires an organizational culture that understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes an environment of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize. These same practices can be used by other service providers and professions to support people dealing with trauma from other experiences.
During this interactive workshop geared towards professionals, participants will:
- Learn how domestic violence impacts children,
- Walk through the characteristics of a trauma-informed space, and
- Practice trauma-informed activities that create safe environments for children experiencing trauma.