Trauma-informed practice is one of the ten key principles outlined in the DVNSW Good Practice Guidelines.  The following resources may help DFV services to implement trauma-informed practice.

The Blue Knot Foundation has produced some leading guidelines, including:

  • Organisational Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Service Delivery (2020). Authors: Kezelman C.A. & Stavropoulos P.A.
  • Practice Guidelines for Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma (2019). Authors: Kezelman C.A. & Stavropoulos P.A.
  • You can register to download these and other Blue Knot Foundation guidelines here

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) manual provides a widely-cited definition and guidance on trauma-informed care:

Orygen,The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has produced some useful resources on trauma-informed care for children and young people (aged 12 to 25). These include: