Trauma in our “Systems”

What we may not realize is that trauma can cause a silent disruption to these world views. An internal shift can take place that causes damage to our individual and organizational systems. Of my increasing focus is our lack of understanding as a greater society; as organizations; as communities; and as families of the effect that secondary trauma exposure plays in our everyday lives.... vicarious traumatization.

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The Next Wave of Substance Use Disorder

Our exposure to traumatic experiences is staggering. We are becoming chronically exposed to increasing levels of daily trauma at rates that are beginning to overwhelm our personal and professional organizational systems. An empathetic sense is a highly valued skill and trait when working with those who suffer from trauma. Ironically, the very character trait that allows helping professionals to care for others through traumatic experiences; is the very trait that will increase a helper’s likelihood of needing help from traumatic exposure themselves.

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