Trauma Informed Care & Recovery Oriented Practice A Mutual Relationship Michelle Everett & Kath Thorburn
What is the relationship between Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Oriented Practice?
TIC & ROP: Common Ground Address underlying beliefs about trauma and mental distress Emphasise the need to be consumer driven and informed by lived experience knowledge Recovery from the impact of experiences and the impact of treatments and systems. Evidence base supports their emergence and growth Involve fundamental shifts in thinking and practice
Recovery Oriented Services from “How do I treat this client?” to “What does this person need to live a meaningful and satisfying life?”
Recovery Oriented Services Address basic understanding and valuing of mental distress Lived experience is a major contributor to our understandings Use diverse explanatory frameworks and respond with a broad range of approaches, supports, resources, opportunities Relationship (not treatments, models & systems) is the key to healing
“Just because it is doesn’t mean it shouldbe … we need to keep thinking and challenging and evolving.” NSWIOP Student, 2011
Trauma Informed Care from “What is wrong with this person ?” to “What has happened to this person?”
Trauma Informed Care & Services The extent and profound impact of trauma in the lives of people receiving MHS Trauma has direct and tangible links to distress in the present The impact of trauma is core business Sometimes contact with services is traumatic and causes further harm
“Reflecting on the amount of interpersonal trauma that people experience in their lives has been shocking and saddening” Student, NSWIOP 2011
A bitter pill?...
For change to occur… Service Culture Leadership & Vision Partnership
‘Recovery’ opens a new door for recognising & responding to trauma…
“Developing and implementing trauma-informed systems of care is one of the first steps to becoming recovery oriented.” National Technical Assistance Centre National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors USA