Research: Trauma-Informed Organizations
Change Package: Compasion& Empathy
Understanding and interacting with people based on respect and humanity
Respect for people” often casually refers to being polite and not criticizing others; however, respecting a person means accepting who they are and who they want to be, demonstrating regard for their experiences, feelings, and opinions while working with them to achieve their potential.
Understanding and interacting with people based on validation and non-judgment
Validation does not mean agreement or approval, but rather recognition and acceptance of another person’s thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors as understandable. Validating and affirming communicates understanding and acceptance, without judgment, to strengthen the relationship, even while maintaining a different opinion.