In this article, ICF expert Dr. Jeanette Hercik discusses research findings and a framework for trauma-informed approaches.
This research finds that adversities, when chronic and unbuffed, can affect an individual’s executive functioning capabilities relating to working memory, self-regulation, organization, and ultimately one’s socio-economic status.
Drawing from literature bases on learning theory, behavioral health trauma-informed frameworks, and the understanding of executive functioning skills, new frameworks must be considered as human services to jump on board the trauma-informed cultural shifts. The framework for translating the science of stress to human service practice is discussed in this article.
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