Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
Episode 18: The Dilemmas of Power
Posted on January 16, 2018
In Episode 18, Matt, Curt, and Jerry talk about the “dilemmas of power”. The most important social issues of our time have been related to the unequal distribution of power, the abuse, or misuse of power. At their core, traumatic experiences can be characterized by a feeling of powerlessness. Being Trauma-informed is one of the first steps towards recognizing the potential risks associated with unequal power within relationships. Becoming Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Responsive is when that knowledge and awareness leads to using any power we may have as a result of our positions to do good for others, to ensure that voices of the less powerful are heard and responded to in a caring, compassionate way.