Handout Module 5 - When you look at me, What do you see?

When you look at me, what do you see?

What we observe Behavior-Focused perspective Trauma-Informed perspective
Individual argues with peers


Wants attention

Individual steals food



Individual grabs genitals of others

Sexually aggressive

Poor social skills

Individual has unexplained stomach aches (no medical basis) Wants attention
Individual refuses to shower



Individual screams in the night and wakes up housemates

Wants attention

Insensitive to others

Individual leaves assigned area

Tries to get out of work/class

Won't follow instructions

Individual says their father had sex with them

They wants attention

They tells lies all the time