Trauma changes people due to the emotional and physical changes that occur during times of extreme stress. These changes affect their daily lives, often in negative ways. Studies have shown the changes which happen to the brain due to the stress that the trauma causes. Trauma can cause a person to be hypervigilant. Through a time of stress this hypervigilance can cause problems which can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects a portion of those that have been impacted by trauma, yet because of the numerous misconceptions not all who suffer receive the treatment they deserve. In the field of social work, it is deemed that people have dignity and worth which means that all deserve treatment. One modality of treatment is Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Through this model an environment of safety is formed, and clients are put back into control of their lives. Through TIC social workers help their clients with current issues, while having an eye on the trauma of the past, helping clients to find strategies that help with emotional regulation and help calm the state of hyperarousal.
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Those who have experienced traumatic life events have lasting effects on their lives due to emotional and physical changes that occur during times of extreme stress. These effects are real and those who suffer deserve help to overcome these difficulties through treatment. One modality of treatment shown to help has been trauma-informed care.