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Case Study: Cara

Catch up with Cara again and observe events and changes. How has your understanding of trauma changed since last week?

The following case study follows the life of Cara.

Let’s follow Cara to better understand how her experiences shape their patterns of reacting, relating, and responding. Cara (now in her 30s) is at work when we see her this week.

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Watch the animation and think about how you could apply what you have learned so far in the course to Cara’s experiences. See below for some examples to get you started and share your thoughts in the comments.

Step 3.6 Relate Cara’s experience at her job to ways that trauma and shame (Step 1.14) can impact relationships at work. What parallels do you see?

In what ways might Cara’s workplace adapt to be more inclusive of people who have experienced trauma? (We’ll delve into this next week!)

Have your perceptions of challenging behaviours changed as you’ve engaged with the course? If so, how?

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