What is trauma-informed care?

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Welcome to your comprehensive exploration of trauma-informed care, a concept that holds profound implications for people live who who have experienced trauma. As a licensed professional counselor, I am deeply committed to providing you with a thorough understanding of this transformative approach. This guide is tailored to be patient-centric, providing you with insights, research findings, and compassionate perspectives on trauma-informed care.

Understanding Trauma

Trauma is more prevalent than one might imagine, affecting approximately 70% of the U.S. population at some point in their lives. It is important to recognize that trauma encompasses a wide range of experiences, including physical, emotional, and psychological threats. Some trauma survivors go on to develop a condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which further emphasizes the need for effective care and support.

The Profound Impact of Childhood Trauma

Childhood experiences play an integral role in shaping our adult lives. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, as reported by Psychology Today, highlights the strong correlation between high ACE scores and various aspects of well-being. These include work performance, emotional regulation, health, and engagement in risky behaviors. Moreover, individuals with higher ACE scores are at an increased risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

Defining Trauma-Informed Care 

At its core, trauma-informed care is a patient-centric approach that emphasizes the importance of understanding your full history, particularly your past trauma experiences. As dedicated trauma counselors, our commitment is to create a safe, supportive environment that fosters your healing and growth. We take the time to learn about your unique history because it profoundly influences your behavior, reactions, and coping mechanisms. Trauma-informed care isn’t just a therapeutic technique; it’s a comprehensive treatment modality deeply rooted in empathy and awareness, proven to increase your engagement and satisfaction by 64% according to recent research.

The Vital Role of Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma survivors like you often experience challenges that may not be immediately apparent. Your behaviors and reactions may differ from what is conventionally expected. Misinterpretations of your actions can result in misunderstandings and re-victimization. This highlights how essential education about trauma-informed care is for you. This knowledge forms the cornerstone of delivering effective support, ensuring that your healing journey is characterized by compassion and understanding.

The Power of Education

Recognize that, for you, education serves as the initial and most crucial step in making services more trauma-informed. By delving deeper into our understanding of trauma and its effects, we equip ourselves to better support you on your healing journey. Knowledge becomes the catalyst for establishing an environment where you can experience safety, value, and a sense of being heard.

Start Your Trauma Healing Journey with Makin Wellness

Now that you’ve gained insights into trauma-informed care, it’s time to take action toward your healing journey. Makin Wellness is here to provide you with compassionate and professional online trauma therapy. Our specialized PTSD counselors are dedicated to understanding your unique experiences, guiding you towards healing, and helping you regain control over your life.

If you’re ready to start your journey towards healing and personal growth, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Makin Wellness. Together, we can embark on a path towards profound healing and mental health.


  1. Psychology Today – Trauma-Informed Care and Why It Matters
  2. The Trauma Center – Shelter from the Storm: Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Services Settings
  3. ACEs Connection – ACEs Science 101
  4. Books.google.com – Trauma-Informed Care: A Guide for Primary Care

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