Ten Guiding Principles to Address Trauma in Prevention Work and Self-Care for Prevention Professionals


Preventing Trauma and Its Consequences A Five-Part Webinar Series by the South Southwest PTTC Session 3: Ten Guiding Principles to Address Trauma in Prevention Work and Self-care for Prevention Professionals

Prevention professionals commonly encounter clients and communities with a history of trauma and potentially traumatizing experiences in the field. Being unprepared or unaware of potential exposure to triggers and how to recognize, address and treat trauma symptoms can contribute to professional secondary traumatic stress. In addition, not using a trauma-informed approach to navigate individuals, families and systems can risk re-traumatization and hinder effective prevention of negative health outcomes for those already impacted by and vulnerable to trauma.  

This presentation explores five principles of trauma-informed care: safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment and five principles of self-care that help professionals in the field of prevention to promote the necessary state of wellness and health for themselves while skillfully and sensitively empowering communities. 

Select the View Resource button above to watch the recording. Below is the PowerPoint for session three.


Fabricia Prado is a trilingual (Portuguese/Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia. Fabricia has obtained certification as an ACE Interface Master Trainer through the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC and is working to increase community awareness of the prevalence of ACEs and its public health impact utilizing evidence-based approaches for building resiliency in the Hispanic and Latino organizations and communities. 

She obtained her master's degree in social work from Kennesaw State University in 2012 and finished bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, PUC-GO, Brazil in 2007. Fabricia is a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) and has received intensive training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other trauma-sensitive approaches. 



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