Trauma-Informed Care

As a trauma-informed behavioral health provider, Therapeutic Health Services realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands the potential paths for recovery. We recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, and staff. As an organization, we respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices and we seek to actively resist re-traumatization.

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Our Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness & Transparency
  • Peer Support
  • Collaboration & Mutuality
  • Empowerment, Voice & Choice
  • Cultural, Historical & Gender Issues
  • Training
  • Continued Growth
two people clasping hands to provide support to one another across a table, representative of trauma informed care

Our Trauma-Specific Interventions Recognize:

  • Survivors need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery
  • The interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma such as substance use, depression, and anxiety
  • The need to work in collaborative ways with survivors, family, and friends of the survivor and other human services agencies in a manner that will empower survivors and our providers.

A key strategy in providing trauma-informed care in our organization is Seeking Safety. Seeking Safety is an evidence-based therapy that can improve an individual’s coping skills and strengthen stabilization, especially for those dealing with co-occurring trauma and substance use issues