Upcoming Trainings & Events
Trauma Informed Care - February 24th 9am - 5pm
For Organizations & Professionals @ the Serbu Youth Campus in Eugene
Spend a full-day with your colleagues learning how to apply principles of trauma-informed care to your work and workplace. Social service, and conventional and complementary mental and physical health professionals encouraged to attend. Discounts for organizational teams of 2 or more.
For more information or to register online, click here.
2015 GLOW Variety Show - 7pm March 28th & 3pm 29th
At the Lane Community College Ragozzino Performance Hall in Eugene
A showcase of highly talented individuals and groups of international, inter-generational and interdisciplinary performance artists. This show highlights both sensational up-and-coming young superstars as well as older, well-honed professionals. There will be music, dance, acrobatics and comedy to delight the senses!
For more information and to reserve your tickets online, click here!
Our Vision and Work
We envision a vibrant and connected community where anyone impacted by violence, abuse or other trauma receives the support and attention they need to fully recover and to reach their highest potential. In order to increase understanding and capacity within the wider community, we promote healing and trauma-informed care through:
Trauma Can Affect Anyone...
Most of us have experienced some form of adversity in our lives, many of us during childhood. When we received the attention and support we needed at the time, chances are good that we recovered. However, unresolved trauma from violence, neglect, abuse and other forms of human adversity remains at the heart of our community's most costly, challenging and painful problems. We see the consequences in child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, chronic health problems, and criminality. When we understand and support physical, emotional, spiritual and social dimensions of healing individuals and communities can flourish. Trauma healing is a vital community project with the potential to benefit everyone. We invite you to join this exciting effort and make it your own.
Trauma Healing is Good for Everyone.
1. Trauma healing saves lives & money.
The cost of unresolved trauma to individual and community health is enormous. We spend millions of dollars in Lane County (billions in the US) trying to manage the consequences through incarceration, substance abuse treatment, mental health care, child welfare, and care for chronic health issues. Fortunately, with support for healing and resolution we can prevent and reduce some of our most expensive health and social problems and improve the quality of life for everyone.
2. Trauma healing is our responsibility.
Everyone is impacted by trauma. Even if we have not directly experienced violence, abuse or another life threatening event, each of us is close to someone who has. Social service, mental health and health care systems are overwhelmed by the needs of people impacted by trauma. Each of us will benefit when we have the resources and support in place to support trauma healing -- whenever and wherever it’s needed. Everyone deserves a fulfilling healthy life and a community where healing is understood, supported and expected.
3. Trauma healing is possible.
Most people who have experienced trauma are able to recover best with compassionate support. Trauma-informed family, friends and professionals listen, believe, validate, and understand how trauma impacts the survivors they care about. They also provide resources and services available in the community that promote healing and wellness. With knowledge, skills and practice, each of us can play a significant role in promoting health and wellness after trauma.