Trauma-Informed Care

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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™

NMT uses a trauma-informed and neuro-developmentally informed approach to assessing the specific effects of trauma on an individual child’s brain. NMT helps our care teams to plan and sequence therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities that match a child’s needs and strengths. This approach is used to build lagging neurocognitive skills while helping children to meet adult expectations, while decreasing the frequency of challenging behaviors, revolutionizing the way abused and neglected children are treated.

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Collaborative Problem Solving®

CPS, an approach to understanding and intervening with children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioral challenges, is guided by the philosophy of “Kids do well if they can”. Children who are often thought of as disruptive, oppositional and challenging are re-conceptualized as lacking the skill, not the will, to behave well – in areas of language, communications, working memory, self-regulation, cognitive flexibility and/or social thinking.

“They really get a sense of being loved, being worthy, and being wanted, which is all a child wants.

Linda Charleston, Counselor

“What our teachers are learning will make them better at their responses and day-to-day interactions with kids of all types, including those who experienced traumatic events.

Paul Craft, Superintendent at Delaware City Schools