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Trauma Survivors’ Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma Survivors’ Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care by  Tara Gregory, Ph.D., Christine Young, & Petra Robinson

Trauma Survivors’ Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care

Tara Gregory, Ph.D.*, Christine Young*, Petra Robinson**
*Wichita State University, Center for Community Support and Research **Kansas Trauma Advisory Group

esearch has consistently shown a strong connection between trauma and a mental health diagnosis (e.g., Chapman, Dube & Anda, 2007; Edwards, Holden, Felitti
& Anda, 2003). While the experiences that trigger re-trau- matization can be exceptionally individualized, typical prac- tices of mental health services and systems (e.g., restraint, monitoring of “compliance” with authorities, etc.) have been shown to be universally distressing for consumers (Jennings & Ralph, 1997). Thus, mental health consumers are uniquely likely to experience re-traumatization through frequent in- teractions with systems and services that may be controlling, dismissive, and insensitive to their needs and rights.


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Tara Gregory, Ph.D., Christine Young, & Petra Robinson Tara Gregory, Ph.D., Christine Young, & Petra Robinson

Tara Gregory, Ph.D.*, Christine Young*, Petra Robinson**
*Wichita State University, Center for Community Support and Research **Kansas Trauma Advisory Group


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