Trauma-Focused Treatment and Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma-Focused Treatment and Trauma-Informed Care.
“Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.” – Peter Levin
Integrated Health Services (IHS) acknowledges that trauma affects many lives. Our goal to is better understand, treat and help communities move forward from traumatic experiences with the use of Trauma Informed Care.
What is Trauma and Trauma Informed Care?
“Trauma” describes interpersonal experiences or situations when a person’s physical integrity is compromised, the ability to integrate his/her emotional experience is hindered or one’s internal resources and/or ability to cope are overwhelmed. An individual’s experience of trauma can impact all aspects of life: physical, psychological, behavioral, social, emotional, spiritual and neurological.
Trauma Informed Care is a specialized approach that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. An emphasis is placed on physical, psychological and emotional safety and aids in rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment. Knowledge and use of trauma specific interventions are paramount to avoid re-traumatization.
- Virginia Premier
- Magellan Complete Care
- United Healthcare
- DSS, CSA, VJCCCA, and other community supports
- Adoption subsidies
For more information on IHS’s evidence-based trauma services including the 10 principles that guide trauma based services and our various treatment modalities please click the tabs below: