Understanding and supporting people with trauma

When providing care to gay, bi men who have sex with men via trauma-informed care and practice, it is essential to be aware of the impact of trauma in GBMSM lives. This video teaches us to go above and beyond harm reduction and addiction. GBMSM have a higher burden of childhood bullying, homophobia, suicidal ideation, violence, and the effect of growing up in a heterosexual world. The video explains the implications for client-centered work by integrating a trauma-informed lens. Clinicians learn how to analyze the lived history of trauma and the variance in client-centered care for each GBMSM based on each client’s reality. Learn how to explore the two different approaches for clients via the triggers for drug use, coping mechanisms, safety measures, and its links to trauma in the assessments.

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