July 27, 2016 | Fact/Tip Sheet, Practice Guidance
What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice?
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
SHARING POWER is a deliberate approach to engagement with families, youth, and children. It seeks to combine the knowledge and training of the provider with the lived experience of the families receiving services. Sharing power has become as integral to trauma-informed care as any psychoeducation, narrative, or skill-based practices.
We developed this tip sheet to encourage providers to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice. If you are a family member, you may want to share this resource and your thoughts about it with current or future service providers. Thank you for reading! — Partnering with Youth and Families Committee, National Child Traumatic Stress Network