Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
Episode 15: Putting it together – The 5 R’s of Intervention
Posted on December 26, 2017
Repeated, chronic exposure to overwhelming stress, especially early in life leads to a variety of disruptions to the developing brain, the ability of a child to form healthy relationships, the body’s ability to organize and manage its responses to environmental events, and the brain’s ability to store, organize, and retrieve information in a consistent way. This combination of functional disruptions leaves individuals with thoughts and feelings that can be highly unpleasant. The people providing support and treatment to that individual are often dealing with the extreme behavior exhibited by that individual. The “5 R’s” (Relevant, Repetitive, Relational, Rewarding, Rhythmic) are a guide to thinking about the characteristics of a supportive environment necessary for recovery and healing to begin to take place.