Being trauma-informed is largely about prevention
. That’s why we place so much emphasis on our parenting programs. By giving parents the resources and support they need, we create more stable homes for children to grow up in.
A mother in our Healthy Families program described our impact best when writing about her home visitor, Melanie:
“I like to think of Melanie as our ‘angel on duty,' because she has impacted so many areas of my life transforming fear and frustration into possibilities and empowerment.”
Our home visitation programs aim to prevent trauma from happening in the first place, which may save that child from experiencing physical, mental or behavioral problems later in life.
I know I’ll be tuning in to watch Oprah’s full report this Sunday at 6 p.m. on CBS.
I hope you will, too
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