Trauma and Relational Care

Integrating an Awareness of Trauma into the Characteristics of Relational Child and Youth Care

  • James Freeman Casa Pacifica, Camarillo, CA

Abstract

Healing—the restorative process of becoming healthy and whole—is a central element in recovery from trauma. The integration of trauma-informed care into relational practice supports this healing process. The characteristics of relational child and youth care have been defined (Garfat & Fulcher, 2012) and organized into a framework (Freeman & Garfat, 2014). The impact of trauma and an example of relational trauma in early childhood are explained, and select characteristics are identified and described in the context of trauma-informed practice.

Published
2020-11-17
How to Cite
Freeman, J. (2020). Trauma and Relational Care: Integrating an Awareness of Trauma into the Characteristics of Relational Child and Youth Care. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 25, 120–132. https://doi.org/10.5195/jcycw.2015.76
Section
Research and Practice Articles