Trauma and PTSD: The effects on daily life and treatment through trauma-informed care

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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  • Social Work
  • 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.

7 thoughts on “Trauma and PTSD: The effects on daily life and treatment through trauma-informed care”

  1. Hi Lori, I enjoyed listening to your presentation. Recently, I have become very interested in trauma-informed care as I am in the midst of a training program to be a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor. I aspire to research the integration of mindfulness and yoga techniques as adjunct therapies for trauma survivors in psychology after I complete my undergraduate degree. Do you have any books about trauma-informed care that you would recommend?

    1. Thank you for watching my presentation. I have just begun to delve into this and so far most of my information has been through peer reviewed journals, therefore I have not found any books yet. This paper taught me I could go so much deeper into each of the subjects and do a paper of the same size on each different section! Thanks again for watching and taking the time to leave a comment.

      1. Thanks, Lori! I took a class last semester about trauma-informed care. The book we used was “Trauma Made Simple” by Jamie Marich, who is a licensed counselor specializing in treating trauma. The book was easy to read and a great resource to keep.

  2. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is such a useful form of treatment, and the methods used in it would be helpful for all people to be aware of and learn from to apply it in their everyday lives.

  3. Neovi Karakatsanis

    Hi Lori,

    I really enjoyed your presentation and learned a great deal about PTSD and trauma-informed care. In addition to counseling, would medication ever be prescribed to someone suffering from PTSD and, if so, what kind?

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