Grace House, a supportive living home under the auspices of New Hope Transformation House Ministries Inc, is committed to providing an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for our women, their families, and our staff/volunteers. Being cognizant of trauma informed care and implementing it, is
about creating safety and trustworthiness within care practices, our physical/emotional environments, and daily interactions with residents, families and others. This is not only the right thing to do, but will also help engagement, retention, and outcomes (SAMHSA 2011).
Core Values Of Trauma Informed Care
Safety – Ensuring Physical and emotional safety
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety Psalm 4:8
Trustworthiness – Maximizing trustworthiness, making tasks clear, and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Cor. 4:2
Choice – Prioritizing resident choice and control.
Now Choose life so that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
Collaboration – Maximizing collaboration and sharing of power with residents.
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 1 Timothy 6:18
Empowerment – Prioritizing resident empowerment and skill-building.
I broke the bonds of your yoke and enabled you to walk with your heads held high. Leviticus 25:15