Trauma-Informed Care in General Practice
On-demand recorded 30 Mar 2021
Traumatic experiences such as violence, abuse and neglect are common and can adversely impact health and wellbeing. Trauma-Informed Care in General Practice can promote healing, recovery and wellness. Trauma-Informed Care is based on evidence of how trauma affects people’s lives and their service needs. It recognises and accepts that symptoms, responses and behaviours, which may be perceived as difficult, can often be strategies to cope with trauma.
- Discuss the prevalence of violence, abuse and neglect, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their long term impact on health and wellbeing outcomes
- Discuss the principles of Trauma-Informed Care and the value of a universal approach to respond the impacts of trauma
- Recognise signs of trauma
- Apply trauma informed care in general practice
This event attracts 2 CPD points
Dr Mary Belfrage
Clinical Lead, NACCHO-RACGP Partnership Project, Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, RACGP. Previously Medical Director Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
Dr Ellie Freedman
Medical Director, Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service; Staff Specialist, Sexual Assault, NSW Education Centre Against Violence