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Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection

A resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

We designed this tool to guide providers through a series of reflections that will help them identify opportunities to share power in trauma-responsive care. As you use the tool, try to “wear the hats” of others involved with your agency – the parent, the intake worker, the agency administrator, and more – so that you can broaden your perspective and deepen your insights. Our hope is that this tool will help you become more comfortable finding answers WITH families instead of FOR them, and that it will lead you to notice opportunities to employ trauma-informed practices throughout the entire service relationship.