Why the COVID Crisis Requires Trauma-Informed Solutions & Strategies
From Tony Hillen on 06/22/2020
As a result of the COVID crisis, many people have experienced significant losses. Subsequently, helpers and healers are being asked to do more. The need for our services, support, and leadership to help individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and communities will continue to grow exponentially. While talk about trauma exists broadly in our discourse, few have made the structural shifts to be trauma-informed.
The COVID crisis has revealed vulnerabilities across our service array. Every human service program, service or support from community-based organizations, such as schools and major policy organizations, has been forced to rethink its policies, procedures and practices. The crisis has also revealed the vulnerability of our social safety net. Beyond this, the adjustments that individuals, families, and communities have had to deal with have been traumatic.