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Publication date: 22 May 2018
A broad scan of the literature about trauma informed care was undertaken to better understand evidence-based approaches to trauma informed service delivery and workforce responsiveness, and factors supporting implementation. This report describes why using a trauma-informed approach is important, what it involves, and how organisations can implement it.
It identifies a gap in the research and resources supporting adult mental health and addiction services in New Zealand to implement a trauma informed approach, particularly taking into consideration the long-term and complex individual and collective trauma of Māori people. Worker wellbeing is another key area of concern.
The literature scan is available to download in full below, or in the following sections that may be more applicable to you: