Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

Instead of asking a child, “What’s wrong with you?” we ask, “What happened to you?” It’s a small, but significant shift in recognizing why a child is acting a certain way.

This approach is called Trauma Informed Care, and Four Oaks uses it in all of our programs, allowing us to look beyond a child's behavior to the deeper trauma that caused it. Trauma Informed Care helps heal the child so he or she can truly move successfully into adulthood. Based upon years of research and experience, this treatment method looks at the different ways that the brain responds in those who have been exposed to violence, abuse, or other traumatic events.