Learning about trauma helps us see that people’s behaviours, responses and emotions are shaped by their life experiences.
Community housing organisations are already modelling good practice through delivering services that recognise how applicants for housing and renters may have experienced trauma that has lasting and adverse effects, such as surviving a natural disaster, forced adoption, institutional and intergenerational abuse.
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing has published a new framework and set of resources which contains practical advice for working with children and young people, individuals and families and provides an example of trauma-informed practice. Many of the resources, while not targeted directly at our sector, are easily translatable to the programs, activities and services we provide.
If you are interested to know more, please visit the website or contact email@example.com for further information on resources that can assist your organisation.