Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who have experienced trauma might encounter. In this session, you’ll learn how editors can apply the principles of trauma-informed practice in their work—both when crafting communications for audiences who may have experienced trauma and when working with authors who may have trauma in their background.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 12pm EST.
Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor, plain language trainer, publishing consultant, and mental health researcher. She holds a Master of Publishing degree and a PhD in health sciences, and she has worked with historically silenced and underheard groups to co-create accessible health information. She is grateful to live on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt First Nation, also known as New Westminster, in British Columbia.