A systematic and compassionate approach to care.

Trauma-informed care is a systematic approach to service delivery, therapy and care that is grounded in an understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma.

Our approach promotes resilience and healing.

Trauma-informed care means treating the whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors, and treating the trauma victims.

Individual, group counselling and therapy sessions take place daily or weekly.

Carousel Pieterse, Program Director

Carousel Pieterse
Program Director

Kristen Dean, Social Services Director

Kristin Dean
Social Services Director

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Core values

Safety
Trustworthiness
Choice
Collaboration
Empowerment

Objectives

Increase awareness of trauma impact
Reduce stress, fear and anxiety levels
Address and treat traumatic stress and the impact of emotional fatigue
Enhance and develop mental health, resilience and emotional intelligence
Influence and change behavior and habits
Transfer skills to avoid re-traumatization
Improve parental engagement and parenting models
Facilitate engagement and involvement in community life
Introduce and transfer mother and children successfully back into the community
Professional and financial independence for every mother
Collect, analyze, utilize data to sustain and improve Program.

Principles

Baseline measurements
Individual Development Plan
Tracking Progress: Frequency, Intensity and Duration
Residential Management
Education and employment
Health and wealth
Legal, community access and involvement
Relationship management
Skills development
Co-dependent management

Care and Treatment

Our approach is strengths-based service delivery rooted in an understanding of/and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both our therapeutic team and participants and victims of trauma.

It is a systemic approach to service delivery, therapy, counselling and care that is grounded in an understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma and promotes resilience and healing. Trauma-informed care means treating a whole person, taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors and treat the victim/s.

Outcomes

A better understanding of themselves and their children
Reduction in levels of anxiety, depression, aggression, frustration, posttraumatic stress
Increase in ability to control emotions, to comply, to focus, expand skills levels, and coping abilities
Be financially and emotionally independent.
Can enter a workplace environment successfully
Ability to deal with past trauma
Increase in self-worth, self-esteem, confidence
Improvement in academic performance

Completion

They graduate after successful completion of our Program. Katy Cares facilitates the transition process and their introduction into the community and work environment.