STVCC Children’s Home Looks to Build Trauma Informed Neighborhoods
The St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home is now offering Community Trauma Workshops, informal, awareness raising sessions on the basics of childhood trauma for Greater Lansing neighborhood associations.
“Our goal of the initiative is to build stronger, more resilient neighborhoods and communities in the Lansing area” said STVCC Children’s Home Program Manager Alysia Christy.
Trauma treatment professionals from the Children’s Home will conduct hour-long sessions that will address what trauma is, how it manifests in children, and how individuals can support one another within their community. Each training will be tailored to the individual community, and be presented with a real-world connection to help individuals better understand what to look for. Community resources will be provided and questions will be answered at the end of the training.
The STVCC Children’s Home has been operating in the Greater Lansing area for over 60 years and is a residential facility for children in the foster care system who have experienced trauma. STVCC is on the forefront of indentifying innovative trauma treatment for children in the foster care system in Michigan.