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Congratulations for completing the course

Congratulations for completing the course

In this course we have focused on building trauma awareness and introducing you to the principles of trauma-informed practice.


Let’s summarise the main points:

  • Trauma, shame, and neurodiversity are pervasive, and affect people’s development, behaviour, coping mechanisms, and ways of relating with others.
  • Our bodies respond to trauma in our environment to keep us safe, leading to long-lasting changes in our physiology.
  • People’s experiences of trauma, shame, and neurodiversity affect their interactions with human services, organisations, and institutional settings.
  • We need to change organisational environments and procedures/policies to be inclusive and supportive of people with trauma, shame, and neurodiversity.

Reflect on your learning

Reflect on your learning throughout the course.

  • How has your understanding about trauma changed or enhanced from the beginning of the course?
  • How will your understanding of trauma awareness shape your practice at work or in other aspects of your life?

You can share your thoughts in the comments below. You are also welcome to read and comment on posts shared by other learners.

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Trauma, Neuro, and Shame Awareness: Best Practice for Professionals, Organisations, and Communities

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