What is ETM?
ETM stands for Etiotropic Trauma Management.
It assists people, primarily professionals, to solve the problems attending
traumatic events by responding to their heart. It is the events' effects
on the identities of the traumatized individuals and groups, including
families, organizations, communities and cultures.
ETM's response is delivered with a special
clinical and management structure that provides for highly focused
- clearly defined, goal oriented and methodical - care, confidence to address
the most catastrophic experience, best ethics, and incomparable strategic
management - precision teamwork.
Kinds of Trauma
ETM responds to any kind of traumatic event. It could
be near term (occurring recently) or longer term (happening many months
or years past). The event or series of events could be caused by, among
other things, accident, disease, natural disaster, war - combat,
non violent crime, alcoholism - drug addiction, suicide or violent crime:
child abuse, rape, homicide, battery, terrorism.
Simplifying "etiotropic," it refers in ETM to the
professional use of its structure to address the experience of trauma.
That address includes
delineation of how trauma erodes the foundations
of the identity of the affected individual or group
prevention of further erosion and its reversal
reversal at very large levels, for example, at organizational
and community ones