Orchard Place applauds Governor Kim Reynolds and the state of Iowa as they proclaim June to be Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month.
Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. It emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both individuals and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
The Iowa TIC project seeks to educate our communities about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves.
At Orchard Place, programs and services integrate trauma-informed training and best practices throughout the entire organization.
Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them.
Anne Starr, CEO of Orchard Place and Gladys Noll-Alvarez are pictured on the left next to Governor Kim Reynolds.