Trauma is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as “events or circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening, which result in adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and well-being”
Being Trauma-Informed means that we create a safe environment where all staff are trained to prevent secondary trauma. We collaborate WITH our clients in developing goals and plans for treatment, and only utilize evidence-based, Trauma-Specific practices in our therapy. We screen all clients for trauma, and believe that open and transparent communications are the only way to provide services.
We believe in empowerment as a change agent and will help you find your voice, if you so choose. We are constantly learning about how historical, cultural and gender issues impact our present-day selves and will continue to grow; as Trauma-Informed Care is not one class, one training, or one book. It is a constant growth process in which we, walking alongside our clients, continue to have those difficult conversations and identify how to actually promote change. Change within us, change around us.