All of our programs and services are based in trauma informed care. This care is directed by an understanding of neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma. We assess children to learn when trauma occurred in their lives and how long it lasted. Trauma may include sexual, physical, emotional abuse, severe neglect, loss, witnessing violence, substance abuse, imprisoned family member, and abandonment. Understanding when trauma occurred helps us tailor our responses, treatment and services. Trauma informed assessments and interventions always acknowledge, respect, and integrate cultural values, beliefs, and practices.