I am thankful that you are here. Below is a call for human rights and a trauma informed Australia. This is not to sign unless you are an Australian. I imagine you might be from all around the world. It is here to plant a seed if other countries wish to do the same. One week after I made this call, I found Dr Gabor Maté was releasing his Premier of the film The Wisdom of Trauma.
Experts across the world increasingly call for trauma informed change. One person at a time. One service at a time. One nation at a time. You have my permission to use this petition and adapt it as required. If you are from Australia, you are welcome to add your name using the link below. You might also want to watch #IncarcerationNation.
My hope is that Trauma Informed World illustrates the beauty, breadth and versatility of Trauma Informed Care. I have included a few systems from cultures that touched my life in a profound way. You will see that Trauma Informed Care does not replace them.
Trauma Informed Care provides the space for any Wisdom Tradition to thrive because it is not shut down with silence, judgment, blame, punishment, stigma or shame. Rather, all Wisdom Traditions are fostered using the Principles of Trauma Informed Care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment. Far from replacing them, I would like to thank each for relentlessly passing on wisdom:
Now you know the power of Trauma Informed Care. Let’s turn this framework into a mindset for personal, social and political change. If you are unable to, you might need help first, to get safe or become ‘unstuck’ from trauma. Reach out for trauma informed care. #YouBelong
Dr Louise Hansen Psychologist PhD in Psychology Human Rights Activist
#HealingTrauma #Justice4Australia #YouBelong
Trauma Informed World was inspired by Kopika and Tharnicaa; two faces that remind us everyday of Australia’s cruel refugee system. One of many systems in Australia that remind us of the negative operation of power. #HomeToBilo
You can listen my talk with Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, the President of Blue Knot Foundation on my own healing journey, training and study and how it has informed my work and advocacy for a trauma informed world here:
This is a free educational website on Trauma Informed Care for survival and wellbeing.
While each injustice differs, all stories share the same trauma: the negative operation of power. Let’s break the cycle of injustice and trauma together one day at a time.
The byproduct of clarity is peace. Joy is peace dancing. Trauma is disconnection. Empathy fuels connection. Knowledge is power:
“Love is the absence of judgment.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama. #YouBelong
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