Survivor Informed Trauma Responsiveness Care
WHAT IS TRAUMA?
a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a distressing event.
The disease of trauma is born in the rape of innocence, when someone experiences or causes great emotional or other physical harm to anyone and that person (female, male, youth) suffers through years of heinous abuse, their soul becomes heavy, their spirit erratic what emerges is a survivor whose only means of surviving is to fight every moment of every day to stay alive and the behaviors that result from that should not be punished but seen as an opportunity to help relieve the suffering”
Trauma Transformation Specific Services
WORKING TO MINIMIZE THE HARM TO TRAUMA SURVIVORS
As the behavioral health field grows aware of trauma’s impact, they realize the value of trauma-informed approaches to care. Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a participant’s life experiences to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve participant engagement, treatment adherence, health outcomes, and provider and staff wellness. U.N.I.T.Y. aspires to be a leader in the Trauma Responsive movement by incorporating Survivor Trauma Responsiveness Care (STRC) practices as a social movement, human services intervention in direct care programs and groups, and offering training to those interested in incorporating STRC-led practices into their programs and groups.
Our primary program modules include: a) Concepts of Childhood Trauma, b) Types of Childhood Trauma and Understanding of Your Own Trauma, c) Ways Trauma Disrupts Your Life, d) How Trauma Can Impact Our Behaviors and Choices, and e) Mindfulness and Trauma. Our method is evidence-based but also a peer advocate counselor survivor model. The lived experience of our seasoned facilitators provides a powerful motivation to help others. Our modality is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Restorative Justice practices.
The Language Around Trauma
STRUCTURE OF TRAUMA CARE
An organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding’ recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
Care that incorporates working
respectfully and collaboratively with an
individual who has experienced trauma
to promote personal healing and recovery.