In the United States, 61 percent of men and 51 percent of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event, and 90 percent of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma.

Trauma Informed Care promotes a strength-based approach that seeks to empower people and increase their sense of self. Trauma Informed Care groups also focus on emotional development, helping people see the strengths they possess, and increase the skills participants need for healing.

Support groups play an important role in ensuring that participants can choose the words they want to use to describe their experience and help other people respect those choices.

How to support someone who has experience trauma

Services are available to all individuals who identify as Native American, who have experienced trauma and are looking for healing. Groups are open and voluntary, and participants are free to withdraw from the group at any time.

Groups are held weekly at each location. For more information on groups, or about Trauma Informed Care, please contact one of our Trauma Informed Care Therapists.

Lincoln & Omaha:
Emily Driver
Trauma Informed Care Therapist
402.943.6291

Sioux City, Norfolk & Niobrara
Amber Wendt
Trauma Informed Care Therapist
402.943.9997

Strong Hearts Native Helpline
1.844.7NATIVE

Trauma Informed Care Resources

Trauma Informed Care Resource Guide by CPI

Hope Beyond Hurt

Understanding Childhood Trauma: Recognizing the Signs

Equality Wheel

Self Care Resources

Self-Care 101: Featuring 101 Self-Care Techniques for Trauma Survivors

Trauma Survivor Self Care: 50 Ideas to Help You Through a Crisis

Self-Care After Trauma (PDF)