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Fact sheets – Talking about Trauma with different categories of members of general public

Talking about Trauma – Guide to Everyday Conversations for the General Public

This series of fact sheets are a ready reference guide to how to have safe conversations with someone you suspect of know has experienced trauma.

They include fact sheets for General Public which provides an overview. Additionally fact sheets have been developed for each of the following groups of people:

  • Family members (Download the fact sheet here)
  • Friends (Download the fact sheet here)
  • Colleagues (Download the fact sheet here)
  • Someone you don’t know (Download the fact sheet here)

Also included is a fact sheet – Talking about Trauma – Applying trauma-informed principles (for General Public) to help you have trauma-informed conversations, all the time.

To read full paper: Talking about Trauma: Guide to Conversations for the General Public click here


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The information and resources on this site are provided for general education and as information and/or a guide only. They do not replace, and should not be used as a substitute for, counselling, therapy or other services, and should at no time be regarded or treated as professional advice of any kind. Personal needs and circumstances should always be carefully and thoroughly considered to determine the optimal approach in each individual case.