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Trauma-Informed Framework

By Rachel BaudreeJuly 11, 2024No Comments

Pt. 2: Understanding the impact of trauma on the brain


After completing Part 2, officers will be able to: 

  • Become aware of the indicators of trauma response, both cognitive and emotional.  
  • Strategize ways to make the first interaction between victim and officer as comfortable as possible focusing on trauma-informed care, including safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. 
  • Develop a protocol for taking the report/interviewing that minimizes the chance of re-traumatization, makes the victim feel heard, and allows for memory recall in a nonlinear/limitless way.