Truama Informed Care
At the Bobby Benson Center all youth admitted to the center is presumed to have some unresolved trauma. The center has adopted a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approach where the focus is shifted from the traditional “what’s wrong with that kid” to “what happened in the youth’s life that are behind their behaviors.” TIC has been shown to improve engagement in treatment, better outcomes, and promotes a safer/healthier working environment.
Trauma-informed care seeks to:
Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand paths for recovery;
Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, and staff;
Integrate knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
Actively avoid re-traumatization
(Adapted from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Trauma-Informed Approach.”)
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Impact on brain, body and behavior
Drug and alcohol addiction affect not only the youth, but all who love and care about them. At the Bobby Benson Center, all staff are trained in Risking Connection®, a trauma informed approach that focuses on the importance of healing relationships to help youth recover.
Our residential treatment program offers a supportive environment in which teenagers and their families can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to overcome the cycle of addiction.
With a "community of recovery" structure, the emphasis is on a holistic, team approach to therapy in the most natural and least restrictive residential treatment environment possible.
Individual psychological therapy and psychiatric treatment is used to address past trauma, foster emotional well-being, provide behavioral management, and support sobriety.
Family therapy is to help family members cope, develop effectiveness in their relationships, and to provide healing to the family unit. Participation of family members and/or legal guardians is a key component in the youth’s success.
Peer group therapy gives teens the opportunity to learn how to reinforce healthy ways to cope with life's demands through honest feedback from their own peers.