A TRAUMA-INFORMED ENVIRONMENT MUST INCLUDE:
• Attention to safety & interpersonal boundaries
• Mutuality in relationships
• Non-punitive atmosphere
• Allow participants ready access to staff & administrators
• Encourage assertiveness and leadership
• Support for daily emotional self-care
Client Education and Skill-Building
Sangre de Cristo House’s curriculum focuses on four areas of particular need: Recovery Skills, Trauma, Computer Skills, and Employment Assistance.
Recovery Skills: This follows an evidence-based curriculum and also addresses important aspects of the recovering life, such as building stable, healthy relationships, developing good parenting skills, and managing relapse triggers.
Trauma: This makes use of the Seeking Safety curriculum. It is supplemented by introduction to helpful therapies such as EMDR, trauma therapy, and stress reduction training that can be accessed in the community.
Computer Skills: This focuses on practical instruction and training in common business and office software, with the aim of facilitating the search for better paying jobs in safe and suitable work environments.
Workplace Success: This focuses on the habits, routines, and interpersonal skills essential to lasting success in the world of work (including understanding workplace values, resolving conflicts with supervisors, satisfying your customer, getting along with other employees, etc.).