In health care, education and the workplace, being “trauma-informed” has become a popular aspiration. To be "trauma-informed" is to recognize the pervasiveness of trauma in the world and seek to be responsive to this unfortunate reality. It means becoming aware of trauma's many personal and societal consequences, anticipating how trauma survivors may respond to our words and actions, and doing our part to create a world that does not cause further harm. Even more, being trauma-informed means helping to create a world that can foster growth, resiliency, and healing as well.
See: Trauma, Post-Traumatic Growth and Triggers.