61 percent of men and 51 percent of women have experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime. Ignoring a past trauma hinders the survivor’s recovery, and leads to poor mental health and physical health outcomes. So understanding trauma-informed care is a crucial component of understanding mental health. In this Ask The Doctor Session, Dr. Ramani answers an array of questions on trauma-informed care and the nature of trauma.
Some key takeaways from this call include:
- The key features to look for in a provider to avoid the possibility of re-traumatizing someone who has a history of trauma
- The signs that trauma-informed care is successfully integrated in a child
- How trauma-informed care helps uncover a traumatic experience someone may have suppressed as a child
- Recommended treatments for someone who suffers from PTSD and lived through a very traumatic experience such as rape
- The signs sexual trauma affected someone’s development, when they’re an adult
- Whether someone can suffer adverse effects from trauma without technically showing all the criteria of full-blown PTSD or Complex PTSD
- The differences between Complex PTSD and PTSD
- What workplace managers can do to better support staff who may be struggling with trauma - all while maintaining safety and boundaries
This Ask the Doctor session is sure to better inform survivors of trauma and their supporters.