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Trauma-informed care offers hope for positive solutions

Trauma-based care assumes that you have a history of trauma in your life. We at The Guest House prefer to call it trauma-specific care as we are experts in recognizing trauma-related symptoms and acknowledging their role in your life. Trauma-specific care gives you the opportunity to be a partner in your health care and contribute to your treatment plan. You can verbalize your needs to develop a partnership with your healthcare team and develop a solid, trusting relationship with your team, which improves the outcome of your treatment plan and makes it much more successful. 

What Are the Goals of Trauma-Specific Care?

The goal of trauma-specific care is to avoid re-traumatizing you during your care. Re-traumatizing can happen unintentionally when something occurs that causes you to relive the prior event at that moment. Trauma-specific care has the goal of helping you find purpose in your life while reducing distress and problems. It can assist you in making good choices for a positive future.

The goal is to help you renew your identity to see yourself not as your trauma but as someone who has the tools to reduce stress and make healthy choices for living. The medical community is seeking not to find out what is “wrong with you,” but to understand “what has happened to you.”  

What Are the Concepts of Trauma-Specific Care?

Our trauma-specific approach includes three key elements:

  • Recognizing that trauma is present
  • Realizing that trauma affects everyone involved in a treatment program
  • Responding to this knowledge by putting what is known into practice

What Are the Principals of Trauma-Specific Care?

  • Trustworthy and transparent
  • Safe
  • Everyone working together as partners
  • Peer support
  • Being empowered and having choices
  • Gender, culture, and history are acknowledged

What Are the Benefits of Trauma-Specific Care?

  • A proactive approach to safety
  • A safer environment
  • Opportunity for choice, empowerment, and control
  • A more effective and long-lasting recovery

Everyone experiences trauma during their life; people typically have the tools to be able to manage traumatic events. However, trouble begins when you experience relentless, chronic, repeated, or multiple traumatic experiences. Trauma can strongly influence your life and your success with treatment. The Guest House is ready to help; we are trauma-specific. We can help if you have experienced trauma in your past, and we will develop a treatment plan with you together as partners. We are a very integrative facility with many positive options that you can integrate into your treatment plan. To learn more, call (855) 483-7800