Trauma Informed Care is now the expectation, not the exception in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The research is clear that adverse childhood experiences compromise healthy brain architecture and set children up for poor health, economic struggles, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration. The good news is trauma is treatable and Trauma Informed Care is the best way we can respond to the needs of children, youth and adults with multiple adverse childhood experiences.
Over the past three years we have transformed our organizational culture through implementing Trauma and Resiliency Informed Care (TRIC), a best practice in foster care. With this approach, we take into account a youth’s past abuse and trauma, create a personalized plan for healing, and promote wholeness through a safe, caring environment.