How You Write Is as Important as What You Say: A Guide to Trauma-Informed Writing
This resource is intended to guide the reader in thinking about how we can embody in our writing the trauma-informed principles that we may be working to implement elsewhere in our work and in our lives. It is intended primarily for writers of resource materials, such as tipsheets, handouts, brochures, and other informational materials. It includes suggestions on trauma-informed, emotionally accessible, and non-objectifying language. In addition, it includes some tips on writing clearly and concisely, as well as on using accessible and plain language. At the end, there are a few tips on grammar and punctuation, addressing issues that come up frequently for writers of resource materials.