The young people who come to us are often fleeing abusive or traumatic situations in their homes and on the streets. Over four decades, we’ve developed and fine-tuned a particular approach to crisis intervention and positive youth development which is trauma-informed and family-focused.
By summarizing an important study on this topic, the Post’s Michael Chandler brings to light the prevalence of trauma among youth nationally and locally. Chandler’s piece in today’s paper offers readers insight into time-tested approaches and protective factors which can promote young people’s resilience and mitigate the negative effects of traumatic experiences.
This may not be “new news” to our staff and others in the youth service field, but its exposure to a national audience is good news indeed.