Together, We Are

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 strive to foster resilient Pennsylvania youth, families and communities through promoting trauma informed care and systems across sectors as well as promoting efforts to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for youth and families to break cycles of family and community trauma.

Resilient PA serves as the grassroots connector for local Trauma-Informed coalitions and the communications vehicle out into communities. HEAL PA is composed of leading experts creating resources and sharing knowledge with each other. We work together with many other partner organizations to foster coalitions in our communities that help us grow and become more resilient.

Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania

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.