Trauma-Informed Model understands that a history of exposure to traumatic experiences directly impacts physical, mental, and social health.
Trauma comes from overwhelming life experiences and the psychobiological effects of serious, recurrent, and chronic stresses.
“Hurt people hurt people”, according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. The solution, stop inflicting pain on children, is so straightforward and clear, and the implications are enormous. ACE establishes the direct road between childhood adversity to adult disease and dysfunction.
Trauma Recovery begins with educating people and creating “Trauma-Informed Mental Health Systems”. It believes in changing both the culture and regard for all individuals involved.
What are the results of exposure to trauma or abuse?
Loss of safety;
Inability to manage emotions;
A paralyzed ability to plan for or even imagine a different future.
“The Trauma-Informed Model” focus is to overcome these trauma results.
How is “The Trauma-Informed Model” implemented?
S.E.L.F. is an implementation tool and provides a nonlinear, cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach for facilitating client movement through four critical stages of recovery:
Safety (attaining safety in self, relationships, environment, and beliefs);
Emotional management (identifying levels of affect and modulation affect in response to memories, persons, events);
Loss (feeling grief, dealing with personal losses and confronting resistance to change);
Future (trying out new roles, ways of relating and behaving as a “survivor” to ensure personal safety and help others).
S.E.L.F. teaches patients how to:
Think differently about problems;
Organize needed changes into more manageable bundles;
Develop pattern recognition for ways in which present problems relate to past experiences;
Provide a roadmap for the process of recovery from trauma.
The curriculum also focuses on the aspects associated with the greatest risks and problems for treatment environments; that of pathological adjustments.
By Eva Scholle
MovementToChange teaches and mentors people in Healing and Wellness