What does it mean to be 'Trauma-Informed'?
It is essential for Safe Harbor to be trauma-informed in all aspects of our work.
Trauma-informed responses acknowledge that trauma has taken place and provide space (physically and emotionally) for clients to work through and heal from that trauma. Having a trauma-informed approach also helps to not further blame, cause harm, or re-victimize survivors.
A trauma-informed approach is woven into all of Safe Harbor's services, including our 24/7 helpline calls, intakes, exit interviews, counseling sessions, educational presentations, and prevention curriculum. Even our physical spaces (offices, intake rooms, shelter spaces, etc.) are intentionally arranged through the lens of being trauma-informed.