Every caregiver should familiarize themselves with the concept of psychological safety. Psychological safety was originally coined for the workplace as a way of describing worker’s ability to share new ideas without fear of retribution or disciplinary action from the organization. In that context, psychological safety increases creativity and innovation in the work environment.
For caregivers, the concept has been expanded to describe an environment where a survivor feels safe to share emotions and reactions without judgment, shame, or blame.
In many ways, this entire course is about creating psychological safety within cross-cultural environments.
Take a minute to watch this video which will helping to define psychological safety.