Section 1: Trauma Practice

We recommend that you use consistent language across your services. In this section, you will find further information and guidance on the key trauma-informed principles behind this; how to develop a consistent language and how this can be used to evidence your approach.

Using clear and consistent language to describe your practice:

  • empowers survivors to make informed choices about the support they can access. 
  • supports the development of a more trauma-informed, joined-up system overall, facilitating survivors to transition between services and agencies.
  • allows you to more easily communicate with funders and other stakeholders about the range of services you offer and their impact
  • enables your approach to be grounded in the best evidence-based practice. Furthermore it facilitates shared learning across different approaches - building understanding of what works and why.



Key Principles and Practice

  1. Ensuring that your service is grounded in the core values of Trauma-Informed Practice.
  2. Aligning activities with the Herman Model of Recovery


Shared Language and Terminology

  1. Describing wellbeing activities and interventions
  2. Describing integrative and person-centered counselling
  3. Describing counselling and trauma treatment.