ESTABLISHING A TRAUMA-INFORMED CLIENT RELATIONSHIP (PART ONE)
Written by Talia Kraemer and Eliza Patten, published in the ABA Child Law Practice Vol. 33 No. 10.
As a lawyer for youth, you know many of your clients have experienced trauma, particularly those involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Trauma can affect the most fundamental aspects of the attorney-client relationship.
Even though most lawyers are not mental health professionals, a working understanding of trauma, including its origins and its impacts, can be helpful in anticipating and responding to trauma's effects as they surface in our work with clients.
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUTH WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA (PART TWO)
Written by Talia Kraemera nd Eliza Patten, published in the ABA Child Law Practice Vol. 33 No. 11.
Effective communication is crucial for establishing trust and building a succesful attorney-client relationship. Part one of this article focused on the importance of relationship when working with youth who have experienced trauma. It also outlined some challenges to building healthy relationships that follow trauma's effects on development.
This part focuses on strategies for communicating with clients who have experienced trauma.