The Framework for trauma-informed practice (the Framework) promotes and supports a shared understanding of what trauma-informed means to children, individuals and families, professionals and volunteers.
The Framework explains trauma, trauma-informed practice, and other terms that are used when working with people who have had negative life experiences that have impacted on their health and wellbeing. Learning about trauma gives us a way to understand behaviours, responses, attitudes, and emotions as a collection of survival skills developed in response to life experiences.
The Framework is located on the department’s internet site at www.dffh.vic.gov.au/framework-trauma-informed-practice. There is also an explainer video on this site.