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Cultural Safety

In the context of trauma-informed recovery oriented practice, cultural safety has been described as providing an environment that is safe for people: where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning, living and working together with dignity and truly listening. It reminds us that people who may not belong to the dominant culture or have lived experience of trauma may have been subject to oppression, abuse, and discrimination.