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Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma–informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It recognizes that a person’s “assets, gifts and experiences” are an important part of the healing process.

Trauma-informed organizations follow six key principles

These principles are outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


People who have experienced trauma may feel uncomfortable and insecure in unfamiliar environments. A calm, welcoming and emotionally safe space can help foster a sense of inclusivity and security.

Collaboration & Mutuality

It is most successful when everyone understands
the impact of trauma, chronic stress and adversity and can offer genuine understanding and compassion.

Peer Support

Sharing stories and experiences with people who have lived with similar experiences can help build trust, encourage hope, and promote healing.

Trustworthiness & Transparency

To build trusting relationships between the provider and the person receiving care, decisions are made openly and in partnership.

Cultural, Historical & Gender Consideration

Resilience is built by celebrating the healing value of one’s traditional cultural and connections.

Empowerment, Voice & Choice

The core belief that all people are inherently resilient, and that as an individual, you have a “voice and choice” in care decisions.

Tarrant Cares

Online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. Provides countless solutions for issues a family may be facing.


Provides community-based services for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health conditions, and substance use disorders, as well as babies and young children with developmental delays.


Santa Fe Youth Services

Provides evidence-based prevention, intervention and counseling services designed specifically for the social and emotional development of adolescents. All services are FREE of charge.


Cook Childrens

The Behavioral Health Center brings all services together providing a talented, dedicated team of caregivers, physicians and professionals with the facilities, resources and programs they need to ensure that children receive high quality treatment.


Alcohol Rehab Guide

When you’re struggling with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), you may feel as though there’s no end in sight, but you don’t have to suffer alone. There are many treatment options available today that will help you recover from alcoholism.

For a Medical Emergency

Call 911


The information provided above, or through linkages to other sites, is for the purpose of assisting individuals in the Tarrant County area to locate information and access a variety of services needed for mental/behavioral health concerns and social service resources. The Mental Health Connection does not endorse a particular agency or service and is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products you obtain through these resources. The Mental Health Connection does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be provided on the linked websites.