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August 19, 2011 | Fact/Tip Sheet

Creating Trauma-Informed Services Tipsheet Series: Tips for Making Connections with Survivors Experiencing Psychiatric Disabilities


National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Publication Date:

August 2011

When we meet survivors whose behavior or styles of communicating and interacting have been affected by Domestic Violence, trauma, or psychiatric disability in ways that are unfamiliar to us, we may feel unsure of what to do. Understanding more about how psychiatric disability might impact the way a person interacts can enhance our ability to support survivors. It is also important to understand how culture, a survivor’s past experiences, the way we organize our program environment, and the way we offer services can impact how a survivor communicates with us.