Intensive Trauma Services

 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

 

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

[1] National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness, 2009

[2] Henry, Darla. The 3-5-7 Model:  Preparing Children for Permanency, 2005

TO MAKE A REFERRAL call 1.877.287.2441 or complete a referral form online

AFTER OTHERS HAVE GIVEN UP ON YOUTH, WE HAVE FOUND SUCCESS AND HOPE

 

Parent Coaching is a short-term intervention that provides foster, adoptive and kinship parents and other caregivers with hands-on, here-and-now tools for bringing about rapid and dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior.

Using a strategy customized to each individual family, coaches work with caregivers, in the absence of the child, to teach methods and tools that promote attachment and self-esteem while feeding the development of even more positive behaviors. Caregivers are able to strengthen bonds while teaching children new and effective ways of interacting with their world.

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