Almost 40 of you have invested $6,500 to provide Healing Arts and Wellness Services to survivors of trauma. We're just under halfway to our goal of $14,000!
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:
Help Sustain the Trauma Healing Project into 2015!!
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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.
Healing Trauma 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.