A Best Fit Model Of Trauma-Informed Care For Young People In Residential And Secure Services
– Findings from a 2016 Winston Churchill
Memorial Trust Fellowship
Author – Dan Johnson
This report focuses on how trauma-informed principles can be translated into tangible practice in residential and secure care in the UK. It suggests that the core components of trauma-informed care, as identified by Hanson and Lang (2016), can be used as a framework to organise practice and ensure services are adhering to trauma-informed principles. The report focuses on how trauma-informed principles and components have been turned into tangible practice in residential care services in the USA, Norway and Sweden and suggests practical steps practitioners can take in delivering trauma-informed services.