We recently released our course on Trauma-Informed Care. We’ve already gotten great feedback on it. We want to take a few blog posts to explore Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Let’s Start with talking about; Trauma, Types of Trauma, and Trauma Prevalence. What is Trauma? The American Psychological Association narrowly defines trauma as exposure to actual or threatened death, […]
The experience of emotional and psychological trauma is no great respecter of persons and is a near universal occurrence. Trauma affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic levels. Research has increasingly uncovered the centrality of trauma as a contributor, and perhaps causative agent, to such disease processes as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease […]
Conflict is aways with us and is no respecter of persons or organizations. It rears its head amongst individuals, families, companies, and businesses. Conflict is especially unavoidable in healthcare and human services-related fields. The long hours, stress, backbreaking work, and mountains of paperwork create a perfect storm of conflict.
Anyone caring long term for the acutely ill or traumatized is vulnerable to the psychological foe called compassion fatigue (CF). Even mothers of small children and adult children caring for aged parents are subject to the destructive forces of CF. It infiltrates the psyches of even those with the toughest skin, and it is found in […]
Also called “secondary traumatic stress disorder” or “the cost of caring”, compassion fatigue (CF) is an advanced form of burnout characterized by deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Developing slowly over time, it is a quiet and slow erosion of your ability to feel and care for others caused by the overtaxation of your empathy, […]