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Trauma Care Is More Significant Than Temporary Sheltering Inside or Out and How We Have to Press for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) to Be Solved Inevitably

March 4, 2016

 Trauma Care Is More Significant Than Temporary Sheltering Inside or Out  and How We Have to Press for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)  to Be Solved Inevitably 


#1  National Epidemic Adverse Childhood Experiences of Trauma.  Trauma Care is a fundamental right for everyone  regardless of circumstances.  Because 7 of 10  Americans have an episode of trauma  at an early age.


#2  Without ordering medical and social services to adjust for trauma care we’re treatine symptoms and not the underlying issues associated with Trauma.


#3.  Every person needs to feel safe and have support, while being acknowledged for the struggles that have been undermining their health and welfare.  Most people with trauma do not know what is the matter and cannot express what are the reasons that they cannot make sound decisions with respect to their mental and physical health. 


#4  Trauma Care begins with the threshold of the human services that the person encounters on the street and in their efforts to begin to heal.  The person who experiences trauma is more likely to face life threatening issues of survival that  stymie their sense of worth and what is best for them to do.  Therefore it is indispensable to acknowledge the courage and the tenacity of the person in overcoming their barriers to being healthy and caring for themselves by use of trauma informed care.


#5  All providers of services have to be retrained to support the efforts of the person to break the chain and often these inherent losses are evident both in biochemical changes of the the body and inherited imprinted sense of doom and loss.  We have to break a cycle of violence that originates in extreme pervasive poverty.


#6  This cycle of violence is one that inevitably leads one to feel hopeless and cut off from the normal networks of support and care that most people rely on in crises.  


#7  These connections cannot be rekindled and sustained without permanent housing and supportive services, including a purpose and a will to develop practices that are healthy including:  Basic living skills,  financial planning, organizing of one’s time , best possible nutrition, rest, support, healthy relations to others, participating in a meaningful and substantial activity that is valued not merely by the person but also in one’s community.


#8 Far more reaching than harm reduction, these efforts are the basis of adult literacy, educating, training, working, recovering what has been lost, feeling that we can not that we are deficient.


#9  These practices have to be assessed and partners developed to help guide the person in their aims and objectives.  This is never a passive support but Assertive Community Treat ment or ACT and is based on complex cases reviews, out reach, supportive services,  mentoring and having a sense that we belong, are needed, and are valued in community.


#10 All pejorative models of enforcement and punitive efforts to enforce bans and the loss of will must be eliminated because the decision-making and goal setting comes from the person or family.  We have to provide common ground for people to thrive.  

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