This section of the website contains useful information for general practitioners who work with clients with complex trauma histories.
Below you will find an article, fact sheet, a video and extensive information specifically for general practitioners. General Information and resources for your clients are also available.
ACEs Connection Network | 23 Jan 2017 | A Physician's Confession
The most important thing I didn’t learn in medical school is about adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. To be sure, if I had understood them then the way I do now, I would have been a better and more compassionate physician. Importantly, I would have avoided lots of mistakes. Read more>>
Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for general practitioners: understanding complex trauma
“Responding to adult survivors of complex trauma”
A video for ‘Primary care practitioners - General Practitioners' It is intended to raise awareness around the presence of unresolved trauma in patients with diverse presentations in primary care settings. Featuring the voices of survivors and practitioners this short video supports GPs and nurse practitioners in their daily practice. It provides information including about trauma dynamics, physiological responses to stress, coping strategies, as well as tools which are useful for busy primary care practitioners. With greater awareness, knowledge and tools primary care practitioners will be better equipped to support large numbers of patients with unrecognised and unaddressed complex trauma.