Our Trauma-Informed Tools
At Family Resources we engage in activities that help to build safe and healing communities for children and families.
All of our client sessions begin with a community meeting. This activity allows staff and clients to transition from one psychological space, activity, or focus to another. By opening all communications in an accepting and positive way, we are better able to educate and problem solve.
When overcome with stress, or faced with a challenging situation, it can be hard to focus on positive and healthy behaviors. Clients and every staff member of the Family Resources community create and utilize a Safety Plan - small cards carried by staff that outline ways to safely handle stress, frustration or anger.
Red Flag Meetings
At Family Resources, red flag meetings are called as a way to respond to any critical incident of concern. Staff, clients, or family members can call these meetings with the goal of addressing issues at an early stage and promoting open and accountable conversations.
Every staff member participates in a regularly held Trauma-Informed team meeting. These meetings are used to build a strong community, and reinforce the tenets of Trauma-Informed Care. Here, staff share ideas, struggles, experiences and support.
A Self-Care Plan is a way to balance the demands of life with the need for mental, spiritual, physical and emotional replenishment and renewal. The Plan is individualized and practiced regularly, promoting a culture of self-nurture for our staff and for our clients.