Trauma Informed Care


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Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that healthcare organizations and care teams need to have a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective healthcare services with a healing orientation.

Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as provider and staff wellness. It can also help reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the healthcare and social service sectors.

Our approach to Trauma Informed Care

overlaps with neurodiversity affirming care. We believe that teaching self-advocacy skills and honoring bodily autonomy not only protects a child from being retraumatized, but also encourages self-confidence and promotes personal safety. We do not believe in compliance-based teaching and stand firmly in the idea that compliance-based instruction is harmful. We strive to teach children how to function to the best of their ability, to reach their potential, and to have access to their environment in the least restrictive and most inclusive way possible.

A Trauma Informed Approach to ABA Seeks to:

Realize the massive impact that trauma can have on a child's life

Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma

Actively avoid re-traumatization

Be sensitive to emotional responses

Design programming in a way that avoids potential triggers

Create an atmosphere of emotional safety and connection

Honor client assent

Allow choice whenever possible

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