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Episode #114: What is Trauma Informed Care?
I am speaking with Rachel Archambault, the PTSD SLP. Rachel was present on Valentine’s day 2018, when a mass shooting occurred in her workplace, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. This experience led her to curate and cultivate resources for her trauma-affected students, and provide therapy with Trauma Informed Care.
Trauma Informed Care hallmarks on: Realizing trauma is present, Recognizing the effects, Responding to the trauma and its effects, and avoiding Retraumatization. Rachel uses the 6 pillars of Trauma Informed Care to guide her approach:
- Collaborating and Mutuality
- Trust and Transparency
- Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
During our discussion, Rachel provides situations and insights that can guide your care to ensure no student is at risk of trigger or re-traumatization. Whether they were a part of a traumatizing national event or a smaller personal trauma, all trauma is equal and every person deserves to be protected. With her advice today, it is clear that this initiative takes a mindset shift that has benefits to everyone you come in contact with.
For more information check out the resources Rachel provided in today’s episode along with finding her on her Instagram @PTSD.SLP.
Rachel Archambault, MA CCC SLP, is an SLP Program Specialist in Broward County Florida. Previously, she was an SLP at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. On 2/14/18, a mass shooting happened at her workplace. This led her to look up resources for her students that had undergone trauma. She found trauma-informed care and has been presenting to SLPs and related fields ever since. Rachel created the Instagram page, @PTSD.SLP to serve as a place where she could post resources, answer questions, and support SLPs using trauma-informed care. Rachel is also a cohost of the Speech Science Podcast.
- What is Trauma Informed Care?
- What are the 6 Pillars of Trauma Informed Care?
- Why all trauma should be protected.
- Can you use Trauma Informed Care in speech therapy?
- How to avoid retraumatization, tips and ideas.
- How to shift your mindset to protect others.
Mentioned In This Episode
—What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
—PTSD Resources for SLPs | Facebook
—Rachel A. | The SLP W/ PTSD – Instagram
—ABA Speech: Learn About Current ASHA and ACE CEUs
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