It isn't about what's wrong with a person.
It's about what happened to a person


Understanding Trauma

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes trauma 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.

Impact of trauma on health

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, conducted by the CDC & Kaiser Permanente, revealed that the more an individual is exposed to a variety of stressful and potentially traumatic experiences, the greater the risk for chronic health conditions and health-risk behaviors later in life.

Trauma-informed care

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is defined as practices that promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. It is a strengths based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Trauma-Informed Care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes environments of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently

Principles of TIC

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The most crucial aspect of therapy is the development of a good therapeutic alliance with a therapist who is trauma-informed and has a Spiritually open mindset. With this we create a place of safety where we offer information, make sure our clients are grounded, feel empowered, have a way to regulate emotions and feel cared for and respected"

Teresa Naseba Marsh