Maple Star Colorado, as a member of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma-Informed Learning Community, seeks to help those we work with to understand the impact of trauma and then to partner together in an effort to find restoration, healing, and understanding to build sustainable and durable change. Let’s begin with a definition of trauma.
Definition of Trauma: Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individuals’ functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. SAMHSA, 2012
Vision Statement: Maple Star’s trauma specific approach provides individualized & holistic services that promote wellness, durability, and healing through the context of relationship.
With the definition above, combined with Maple Star’s vision statement, the purpose of this introduction is to prepare you for what trauma-specific services include. Maple Star’s goal is to work with your family in a manner that makes sense for you. Our interventions include talking; however, we also utilize movement, mindfulness, jumping, drumming, art, music, journaling, and other things such as breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and mind-body mapping. In addition, we educate you about the brain, attachment and the importance of relationship plus how some of your past or present experiences impact you today.
With that information, we work together to provide healing for you, your family, and home.