Everything begins with a trauma-informed approach
New life Center’s leadership team has dedicated their time to fully implementing a trauma-informed model at every level of NLC operations. Under this model, all staff and volunteers are trained in recognizing, respecting and appropriately responding to the presence of trauma in a client’s life.
What is trauma-informed care?
Trauma-Informed Care is based on the notion an individual is more likely than not to have experienced a history of trauma as opposed to one-off events. Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life.
Trauma-Informed Care systems create a paradigm shift from asking, “What is wrong with this person?” to “What has happened to this person?” Trauma-Informed Care does not treat symptoms or issues related to sexual, physical or emotional abuse, but rather provides support services in a way that is accessible and appropriate to those who may have experienced trauma. This reduces the possibility for triggering or exacerbating trauma symptoms and re-traumatizing individuals.
new Life Center Services
New Life Center offers multiple domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking services and is one of the regional leaders in sexual assault investigation training – helping officers and detectives learn and implement trauma-informed tactics.
PAWS – Protecting Animals With Survivors
Mobile Advocacy Services
Human Trafficking Services
Sexual Assault Investigation Training