Trauma is not a life sentence.
The damage can be reversed. While prevention and early invention are always preferred, a child who has experienced trauma is never a lost cause.
Trauma-informed care and resilience building exercises are crucial to overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the long-term effects of toxic stress.
When treating a kid or teen who is acting out, trauma-informed care actively changes the question from "What's wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?" Not only does this shift in perspective acknowledge a person in pain, but it additionally gives them an opportunity to cope.
Idaho Youth Ranch employs a variety of therapies - including familial, behavioral, and animal-assisted care - to help young people confront their painful pasts and build a better future.