Top 6 Areas for a Trauma-Informed Workplace

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 6 in 10 men and 5 in 10 women experience trauma at some point in their lifetime and 8 million people in the United States struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder each year. Given these statistics, the probability that there are employees in any given organization who have experienced trauma is highly likely. In my experience as a survivor of 20 years of human trafficking who both has trauma and works with other survivors with trauma, trauma-informed practices lead to a decrease in employee turnover and unplanned time off, and an increase in productivity.