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Guidance for a Trauma Informed Approach
Adopting a Trauma Informed Practice
The Intersection of Racism and Trauma-Informed Lawyering
This article explores the inherent trauma experienced by People of Color as a result of systemic racism. This aids non-POC lawyers in understanding clients of Color may internalize and express their trauma, and how non-POC lawyers can respond appropriately.
Working with Victims of Domestic Violence
The Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project offers guidance on applying trauma-informed principles to working with survivors of domestic violence in the context of legal proceedings. This includes a plethora of webinars on the topic and PDF’s of specific scenarios to practice encounters with clients who have experienced trauma.
Working with Survivors of Sex Crimes
This outlines post-traumatic responses from lawyers involved in sex-crimes litigation.
Trauma and Sex Trafficking Victimization
This article outlines practical needs, such as resources for the client and legal professional. It also introduces the question, of how a desirous or committed attorney may acquire courage to enter a client’s trauma which trauma-informed lawyering can answer.
Trauma and the Brain
A wonderful 10-minute YouTube video explaining how trauma impacts the brain.
Understanding Trauma and its Impact on Child Clients
The American Bar Association provides a compilation of various organizations that help professionals educate themselves on child welfare practices. Specifically, these resources discuss how trauma informed lawyering requires a unique perspective when engaging with minors.
Exploring the Relationship Between Trauma and Memory
This is an annotated bibliography that dissects the psychological impact trauma potentially has on a victim’s when engaging with a professional and attempting to recite what abuse they endured.
This article has generated general self-care tips for professionals when balancing working with clients who are experiencing traumatic moments
Self-Care for Attorneys
Curated by the National Center on Law & Elder Rights, provides some brief definitions of trauma, how trauma informed lawyering is beneficial, tips on self-care, and an example of what that looks like.
An uplifting video and a reminder to find joy in your life.