What does it even mean to be "Trauma Informed or Healing Inspired"?

 While our primary job is to provide training and technical assistance, we want to give something back to our community.  So, along with some of our brilliant partners,  we have create some tools that might be useful. 

➣We choose to use the words “Human-centric response and care” because we seek to take trauma informed care to another level, we seek to place an emphasis on the inherent “humanity” of the work that we are doing and because there is more than trauma and trauma response to consider.

➣We don’t use the term “victim-centric” because we believe that respect, dignity and compassion should be offered to all clients in a neutral non-judgmental manner to include suspects and offenders.

➣We use the word “client” over consumer, victim, survivor or thriver because it is a simply stated and honest word. The humans we serve are at many phases of their healing and may start as a victim and end as thriver. We also recognize that in spaces of incarceration or probation the client may not be participating enthusiastically, but still deserve compassion.

➣Please feel free to use any or all of the tools listed here.

➣Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss technical assistance with any of these tools.

NOTE: All of these tools are presented here in PDF,
if you would like a word version (which may be easier to work with)
email me: myrastrand@strandsquared.com

The goal of this tool is to help you on your individual journey towards professional wellness.

This is our DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) agency self assessment.  

Here is a Trauma Informed Healing Centered agency self assessment tool. We believe that we should all stand on solid foundation of being trauma informed while aiming to be healing centered.

Here is a copy of the Strand Squared Solutions Values and Guiding Principles.  We really value have a well paved path when we are making hard choices.

We know how hard it is to lose someone and how hard it is to do all the things that need to be done while feeling deep and complicated feelings.   We hope that this booklet will help individuals navigating the aftermath of death with all the things that need to be considered. 

We also hope that people who do death notifications find this to be a useful resource for the communities that they serve.  If you would like localize this booklet to meet the needs specific to your community: email myrastrand@strandsquared.com

This is a tool that we put together in an effort help people think a little differently about safety planning.  This particular tool is still in the “DRAFT” phase.  We are hoping that folks may have some important input.  Let us know what you think! 

We partnered with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania (PENNCAC) to create a toolkit to support victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC).  We want to share with you!