Trauma-informed practice with adults who self-neglect or hoard

15:30 - 16:30

Adults who self-neglect or hoard have often undergone a traumatic experience and an incorrect intervention can cause further trauma. Practitioners need to understand the historical context of the trauma that precipitated their subsequent behaviours.

Attend to:

  • Gain an understanding of complex trauma and its effect on attachment
  • Hear how to identify trauma among adults with a focus on those who self-neglect or hoard
  • Learn how social workers should respond differently to someone who self-neglects or hoards when it is connected to trauma rather than a disability or mental health issue
  • Get practical tips on working in a trauma-informed way

Deborah Barnett, managing director, T-ASC