Our Mission: is to dramatically shift the cultural paradigm in order to improve societies response to individuals who have experienced trauma, victimization and other complex experiences.
We Envision: a trauma informed and violent free society that empowers individuals and families while promoting respect and dignity of all people.
We believe that, in the past 50 years, the response to individuals
who have experienced trauma and/or victimization has greatly
improved and we have made great progress.
However, we also believe that the prevalence rates of victimization has not changed in those 50 years. While we are serving the wounded hearts better, we are not preventing victimization. This needs to change.
We believe that by providing quality, cutting edge education, training
and consultation to multidisciplinary professionals
who work with people who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and other forms of complicated and often painful experiences, we can impact and inspire change.
We believe that victim, witness and suspect innovative interview methods, trauma response strategies and protocols, vicarious trauma prevention and self-care initiatives, state of the art human dimension forensic techniques, advanced criminal investigation methods and other promising shifts can inspire change.
We strive and work towards:
·All first responders and allied professionals using Trauma Informed
and Neurobased methodologies.
·All first responders and allied professionals using FETI
(Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing)
with victims, witnesses and suspects
·All first responders embracing trauma Informed practices
·All court rooms fully utilizing trauma informed
care and protocols
·To educate community members on the best practices rooted in trauma informed response and how to advocate for change in their communities
·To educate all communities on the prevalence and
daily occurrence of human trafficking
·To assist in the creation of law and policy changes
that outline and mandate “Trauma Informed” practice
·To assist disenfranchised and struggling communities
in their own evolution processes
· To find ways to hold the criminal justice system accountable