Trauma Informed Care
Here at MHA of Rockland, we are incredibly proud of our 65 year history of providing exceptional services to more than 50,000 Rockland County residents affected by mental health and/or substance use issues. An important part of that history has been keeping abreast of research and innovation, thereby providing evidenced based practices at all times. Currently, our dedicated staff are trained in 10 different best practice models which are implemented with children, adults, families, and significant others. Now, we are expanding our horizons yet again, as we have embarked upon an agency wide initiative to be a trauma informed care organization. Trauma informed care realizes, recognizes, and responds to the widespread impact of trauma on the individuals we have the privilege of supporting every day. Through utilization of six key principles of trauma informed care, we help people find a path to recovery, promoting strength, empowerment and resilience. The six principles all staff are being trained in are:
- Trustworthiness and transparency
- Peer support
- Collaboration and mutuality
- Empowerment, voice and choice
- Cultural, historical and gender issues
Every single staff member will receive this training, from our receptionists and drivers to our clinicians and doctors. It is yet another way that we continue to be committed to excellence, providing outstanding supports and services to our Rockland County residents.