Trauma Focused Therapy
Reducing negative responses is necessary to correct maladaptive (flawed) beliefs related to racialized trauma experiences. Trauma therapy provides skills to help individuals cope with their own emotional distress and respond others who have been traumatized.
Community Health Work/Targeted Case Management
Reversing the impact of poverty and systemic, racialized trauma involves identifying needs, and then developing a plan to support goals identified in partnership with the individual or family.
It also means facilitating contact with other providers; advocating for access to services, and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves.
Focuses on using the power of stories to heal. Safety and connection create space for processing thoughts, feelings, and observations. The written word validates and gives voice to experiences previously silenced to create understanding.
The balance between the psychological (mental and emotional), physical and cognitive (knowledge and understanding) functioning of the body creates holistic (whole body) wellness. This balance can become disrupted in response to micro thoughts or experiencing trauma (triggers).
Research shows symptoms of anxiety and depression lessen with therapy that includes the safety and stability found in physical movement.