Trauma Informed Care

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What is Trauma Informed Care?

Trauma Informed is a strength based framework that focuses on developing perspective, insight and skills that help individuals and communities heal from trauma experiences. Trauma Informed approaches consist of simple principles that can be applied to meet the unique qualities of each individual, community and workplace.

A primary principle to embracing a trauma-informed approach is the question “What has happened to you?” rather than “What’s wrong with you?”

Essential to this process is creating an environment of:

  • Positive relationships
  • Safety
  • Choice
  • Collaboration
  • Trustworthiness
  • Empowerment

Anyone is capable of implementing and utilizing the identified Trauma Informed principles above. If you are interested in learning more please consider the following groups and trainings Casa de los Niños can offer to meet your Trauma Informed needs.

Trauma Informed Caregiver Group

  • This group is specific for caregivers who are caring for children exposed to trauma experiences and would like to gain a better understanding of the impact of trauma, trauma related symptoms and behaviors, and strategies to address trauma related concerns
  • This group runs for 10 weeks with 2 hour sessions per week
  • You must be either enrolled in or have a child enrolled in Casa de los Niños
  • If you are interested, please contact your child’s care coordinator for a referral or call Behavioral Health Services at (520) 881-1292
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Trauma Informed 101
Organization and School Training

  • We provide trainings for schools and community organizations that focuses on understanding what trauma is, the impact of trauma and how to apply trauma informed concepts and principles to your community
  • This training is one session that lasts 3 hours
  • If you are interested in enrolling in this training, please contact Lourdes Lopez-Escobar, MC, LPC at lourdesl@casadelosninos.org