I’ve read this article many times now. It continues to be shared with me from folks I respect and admire. And each time I read it I’m more convinced that it is up to those of us engaged in this “trauma-informed” movement to come together around our language.
It’s always sat with me as too deficit-based but the alternatives never seemed entirely right either. For those on this healing journey with me, read this (again if you’ve already done so) and let’s start a conversation.
I’m actually leading two trainings today and plan to begin incorporating some of the “healing centered engagement” language in both.