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Mental Health Ireland, Alcohol Action Ireland. [Alcohol Action Ireland] AAI | MHI – call for investment in trauma-informed services to support COVID-19 recovery. (13 May 2020)

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The NGOs are calling for a commitment from the new Irish Government that frontline public services starting with mental health, addiction, homeless and criminal justice become trauma-informed. Schools too must become a place that recognises young people’s trauma and teachers must be supported to nurture trauma-informed environments.

 

Trauma-informed practice practically means[1]: 

  • integrating understanding of past and current experiences of trauma into all aspects of service delivery.
  • Promoting resilience and eliminating stigmatising language.
  • providing professionals with training in trauma to support recovery in families and communities.
  • making people feel safe and in control in environments that do not retraumatise 

 

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