Helping PA Grow and Heal Together
Trauma-informed care realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.
Resilient PA and Heal PA promote trauma aware systems and trauma informed care across all sectors of Pennsylvania. By raising awareness about the effects of trauma and promoting efforts to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors, we can break cycles of family and community trauma for all Pennsylvanians.
HEAL PA is composed of leading experts sharing knowledge and creating educational resources. Resilient PA serves as the grassroots connector for local trauma-informed coalitions and is also the communications vehicle from HEAL PA into Pennsylvania communities. Together, we work with other partner organizations to foster coalitions in our communities that help us grow, become more resilient, and create a healing culture throughout the state.
Trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening.
Trauma has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being.
Trauma-Informed care seeks to build an understanding of trauma into systems and organizations to help people flourish.
Trauma-Informed Resource Library
Resilient PA provides resources to enhance best practices and expand trauma-informed care in Pennsylvania.