Centre for Mental Health resource: Engaging with complexity

The Centre for Mental Health have released a new resource, launched April 2019, on providing effective trauma-informed care for women (pdf).

The resource aims to give insights, guidance and advice for public sector service providers and commissioners who are looking to adopt gender-sensitive trauma-informed approaches in their own organisations.

Based on conversations with women who’ve experienced trauma, the report defines a trauma-informed service as one that:

  • Listens to and values the stories of women with trauma
  • Receives women and their stories with expert insight and empathy
  • Responds to individuals holistically and individually, and crucially responds when they need a response (rather than, for example, putting them on a waiting list)
  • Monitors and checks its work, making sure that listening, understanding and responding are taking place in a meaningful way.

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