A Trauma-Responsive Approach to Delivery of Services

To provide corporate, medical and mental health professionals  with a universal trauma-responsive framework and language intended to educate, equip and empower individuals to tenure their own mental health wellness.  

Our Mission


Social Capacity



Acknowledge the widespread impact of trauma,  and understand the paths for recovery by integrating The Stages of Trauma & Recovery (STAR) Model  & Trauma-Responsive Practice into their workforce culture and help tenure a individual's capacity for mental well-being and recovery.  


As we re-enter society and evaluate the effects of trauma associated with COVID-19 we recognize the similar effects seen within various systems i.e. child welfare, substance abuse, criminal justice, and many others, an increase in substance abuse, disruption of families and communities; these are normal responses to the impact of unresolved trauma and the outcomes are highly impacted by historical life events and  Adverse Childhood Experiences. 

Prison populations are overwhelming made up of abused children raised within foster care; Veterans with PTSD occupy a high percentage of beds within homeless shelters; 10+% of doctors develop substance abuse disorder at some point in their careers. What may they all share in common? 



Grow REsiliency

Responsive Recovery

  • Identifies  6 stages of trauma and recovery.
  • Identifies  6 trauma-responsive techniques supporting recovery.
  • Invites participants to integrate 6 stages and trauma-responsive techniques into activities of daily living. 

Hope in Action

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The Stages of trauma & Recovery (STAR Model)

​​The Stages of Trauma & Recovery Model ​​

The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) model and its trauma-responsive techniques are intended to be as relevant as The Stages of Grief and seeks to influence the general public to incorporate the evidence-based best practice trauma-responsive techniques into their daily living activities in the same way as healthy nutrition and exercise.It provides a universal language, framework and continuum of care to the ACES. 
The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model explains the SHOCK, PAIN, LOSS, REFLECTING, REBOUNDING, and RECOVERY associated with trauma. STAR honors the capacity for authentic healing within individuals. STAR uses an evidence based comprehensive and holistic approach that honors culturally relevant healing practices. STAR progressively stacks & teaches accessible, affordable and sustainable trauma-responsive techniques. 


for Recovery




Medical & Mental Health 

Community Policing




​​"​Discovering the lives we seek to serve."

Find The inner power & Capacity to  Heal

types of trauma

COVID-19 Trauma

Community Violence
Complex Trauma
Domestic Violence
Early Childhood Trauma

Historical & Intergenerational 
Medical Trauma
Natural Disasters
Physical Abuse
Refugee Trauma
School Violence
Sexual Abuse

Reach Out

Ask the question, "Help me understand; what happened to you?" 

A Trauma-Responsive Approach Emphasizes




Graduate Student States

"​You are changing lives and healing minds.  Thank you for the work you do.  I know it’s not easy but it's transformative."