Strong. Positive Connections. Intensive Trauma Services:
After multiple losses and broken relationships, normal, healthy brains turn off their ability to connect.
Intensive Trauma Services (ITS) help youth grieve and heal past losses, which enhance the ability of youth to once again form healthy, stable relationships. ITS reduces the effects of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and other losses by mitigating the impacts of trauma on youth served.
Intensive Trauma Services Is:
- Intensive, but it is not therapy
- Innovative and youth-driven
- Effective in promoting healing and reducing pain-based behaviors
Intensive Trauma Services are designed to help...
youth who have a history of trauma or losses, who are exhibiting challenging or disruptive behaviors or who seem unable to connect to their caregivers. Including…
- Youth who have been adopted
- Youth involved in Child Protection or Mental Health
- Youth involved in Corrections
- Youth living in Out of Home Care
- Youth living with Grandparents or other relatives
After others have given up on youth, we have found success and hope.
The need for Intensive Trauma Services is supported in research...
Strong, positive connections in the family and community are associated with lower levels of unhealthy risk-taking and in the development of a caring, confident and competent young person.1 Without stability and continuity within relationships to secure attachment, it is difficult to achieve resolution of painful losses and to actualize a more secure sense of the future.2
 National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness, 2009
 Henry, Darla. The 3-5-7 Model: Preparing Children for Permanency, 2005