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What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Sometimes children and adults experience trauma in their lives. Trauma can include:
- Separation from, or loss of, caregiver or loved one
- Multiple living situations early in life
- Medical and surgical procedures; intensive care hospitalization
- Natural disasters
- Violence or witnessing violence
- Death of a loved one
Individuals with trauma histories can be more likely to experience certain types of sensory processing and regulatory difficulties including:
- Hypersensitivity to touch, sound, or movements
- Sensory overload
- Difficulty regulating emotions
- Difficulty with sleep
- Problems with body awareness
- Excessive movement or touch seeking.
At Occupational Therapy Connections we have expertise and extensive experience providing trauma-informed care and sensory-based treatment to assist with related symptoms.
- Treatment is personalized and adjusted to the client’s needs for safety and symptom reduction.
- Treatment incorporates an understanding and respect for the trauma that has been experienced.
- Treatment works toward supporting a well-regulated nervous system and responses and improving sensory processing.
- Treatment provided by Occupational Therapy Connections is complementary and supportive to other services such as counseling and medical treatment.