The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement
This is an interesting read on how some people are addressing trauma experienced by young people, instead talking about ‘healing centred engagement. Written by Dr. Shawn Ginwright is Associate Professor of Education, and African American Studies at San Francisco State University and the author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education: How Activists are Reclaiming Matters of the Heart.
It has some similarities to community development approaches to addressing issues, highlighted below:
“Healing centered engagement views trauma and well-being as function of the environments where people live, work and play. When people advocate for policies and opportunities that address causes of trauma, such as lack of access to mental health, these activities contribute to a sense of purpose, power and control over life situations. All of these are ingredients necessary to restore well-being and healing.”