It is important to consider a student’s context and experiences when supporting them in connecting to resources during a crisis situation. Think about how taking a trauma-informed approach to the situation can help you to better support students and enable them to connect with the appropriate resource for them.
Trauma-informed care is both an intervention and organizational approach. It focuses on how trauma might affect a person and their response to support service from prevention through treatment. Key elements of this approach include understanding how prevalent trauma is, recognizing how trauma can affect people and using this knowledge to shape your interactions with a person. We can act on this knowledge by working collaboratively with students on their care through a strengths-based, skill- building approach.