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:
- Trauma-informed care toolkit
- Trauma-informed care clinical practice note
- Both of these explain trauma-informed care and how to implement it in your organisation, including key issues to consider before, during and after implementation.