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mnemonic for Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You
anything that blocks the ability of an individual to get the care that is appropriate for their needs
limits set as individuals that define levels of comfort when interacting with others
complex trauma
when an individual is exposed over time to multiple recurring traumatic events
differentiation of self
when an individual is able to feel autonomous and make decisions that help them function independently within the family group
describes the client and the health-care team collaborating on treatment and participating together in the services provided
family dynamics
way that the family members interact, communicate, and problem-solve
family members reacting immediately, without hesitation, to another family member’s demands
objective burden
person’s distraction, caused by the ill family member, to things such as finances, routines, and other family members
peer support specialist
nonclinical person who uses their experiences with mental illness and recovery to help others
post-traumatic growth
positive changes in a person’s outlook after experiencing a trauma
feeling like the past trauma is reoccurring or that the person is in an unsafe situation as they were when the trauma occurred
subjective burden
feelings, such as stigma, fears about interactions, disturbing behaviors, feeling trapped, feeling resentful, and being anxious about the future
emotional reaction to a terrible experience
trauma-informed care
health-care providers acknowledge all past and present parts of a person’s life situation, including any trauma they have endured, in an effort to provide treatment that supports the client’s autonomy, strength, and control over health-care decisions

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