You may remember Liberation Programs was one of only four programs from across Connecticut chosen to participate in the prestigious Trauma & Gender Agencies Project (TAG Initiative) of The Connecticut Women’s Consortium. We began this project in June 2018 in our Families in Recovery Program (FIRP).
Liberation takes pride in meeting recoverees where they are. TAG promotes this philosophy by ensuring our programs pay close attention to the impacts of trauma and its frequent intersection with substance misuse. It will help us create environments and adopt language and policies that acknowledge and demonstrate value for the lives of women and men and seek to address their distinct strengths and challenges.
As our CEO, John Hamilton says, “This work is so important in ensuring that we continue providing the best possible care to our clients. Dr. Gabor Mate, a Canadian physician and author of
The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts
, believes all addiction is rooted in trauma. Far too many trauma survivors suffer in silence and self-medicate. The TAG initiative sheds light on the roles trauma and gender play in the recovery process.”
Since launching last year, we have assembled a Steering Committee, co-chaired by Rosemary Filgueiras, Chris Cholko, and Maggie Young. Stay tuned for updates in future