Understanding How Trauma Affects People in Different Ways
Officers had arrested a suspect and identified the mother as a victim of domestic violence and her children as victims of child abuse. Following the arrest, one of the children was interviewed by Project Harmony staff, but the mother was reluctant to follow through with prosecution.
Through the court process, the mother was advised of how the abuse had affected her children and this gave the mother the strength to assist in the prosecution of the suspect. Passing along that trauma-informed lens made all the difference.