Carrie Laws considers how compassion can change client outcomes

Trauma is ubiquitous and experiences are widespread. Research from the 2019 World Health Organisation survey suggests that 70 per cent of the global population has experienced at least one traumatic event—and on average, 3.2 traumas over a lifetime.

As family lawyers, we support clients through the worst life can bring. Every client we speak with will likely have experienced trauma in some form, whether the ending of a relationship or abusive behaviour, and it will often be this which brings them to our door, seeking our advice and support.

It is vital we understand trauma, its potential lifelong impact, and how it affects a person’s functioning. Introducing and journeying to becoming a trauma informed practice is...

Carrie Laws
The Family Law Company

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