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The guide gives a framework for understanding all types of trauma, discusses its impact on individuals, and provides advice for putting trauma-informed care in place. Key steps, the guide says, are
meeting client needs in a safe, collaborative, and compassionate manner; preventing treatment practices that re-traumatize people with histories of trauma who are seeking help or receiving services; building on the strengths and resilience of clients in the context of their environments and communities; and endorsing trauma-informed principles in agencies through support, consultation, and supervision of staff.
Each sections gives specific advice to counselors and highlights an array of traumatic experiences through case studies that enable readers to evaluate realistic scenarios and apply their knowledge and training in addressing trauma with clients.