Trauma Informed De-Escalation: Consideration for Providers
Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW
January 24, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm EST
Trauma Informed De-escalation moves beyond typical de-escalation content by acknowledging the role of biological responses, trauma histories, and neurobiology when engaging with individuals who have triggered and presenting challenging survival behavior. From identifying the provider's contributions to the conflict to empowering practitioners to better navigate the needs and reactions of those they serve, Trauma Informed De-escalation offers tools and strategies that can be offered universally in any heightened emotional conflict.
- Explain the definition of trauma and principles of Trauma Informed Care as they relate to De-escalation considerations.
- Examine the common causes of conflict and the opportunities they offer for engaging the principles of Trauma Informed Care in our responses.
- Provide strategies, tips, and language to actualize Trauma Informed De-escalation in various settings with different populations.
Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with experience in medical, behavioral and mental health settings. Laura has had the pleasure of working with high acuity special needs populations and their providers for over 22 years. An alumna and instructor at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice for 13 years, and Bryn Mawr’s School of Social Work and Social Research’s for the past 4 years, Laura has supported the learning and education of new social workers, veterans in the field, and their interdisciplinary partners. With a focus on trauma, human and gender development, racial equity, and crisis intervention Laura supports special needs populations and those who serve them.