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Trauma Informed Primary Prevention - TIPP

Robert Wood Johnson - https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/visualizing-health-equity.html

Robert Wood Johnson - https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/visualizing-health-equity.html

Peer Solutions is pleased to announce, with huge thanks to Maricopa County Department of Health that we will now be offering Trauma Informed Primary Prevention Certification and Training  for individuals and organizations working with youth ages 0-24. Contact Jennifer@PeerSolutions.org for more information.
CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF EQUITY
  1. Arizona's Youth Are In Crises – We will discuss challenges that keep young people from surviving and thriving in school and life including Adverse Childhood Experiences, Domestic, Relationship and Sexual Violence and the subsequent negative effects. We will examine current data and participants will share experiences working with youth.
  2. Trauma Informed Primary Prevention (TIPP) - We will discuss why and how to address and prevent the root causes of these harms before they begin. We will focus on building equity to end oppression with a trauma informed strategies across the social ecology.
  3. Equity in Schools & the Workplace – Participants will discuss and learn from each other how to build and maintain safety, equity, and respect as norms in schools, workplace, and the community. We will review current laws and school policy which will include what to do if you or someone you know has a problem.
  4. Call Me Trauma Informed- Putting the pieces together. Participants will discuss and learn how to identify and respond to past and current trauma at school, in the workplace and in the community. We will examine the impact of historical trauma and how together we can continue the healing. Opportunities to stay connected are provided.

Trauma Informed Primary Prevention Terminology

G2BG: Guts to Be Good - Five thing we can all do to make the world a better place: 1. The Guts to be Respectful, 2. The Guts to be Courteous, 3. The Guts to Speak-Up, 4. The Guts to be Honest, and 5. The Guts to Lend a Hand.

OSN: Oppression, Silence/Denial, & Normalized Harm. Root Causes of harm

Primary Prevention:  Stopping the problem before it happens.

SEM: Social Ecological Model. Individual, Relationship, Community and Societal level strategies. It takes everyone, everywhere, every day.  Societal level strategies maximize impact.

SER: Safety, Equity, & Respect. Opposite of root causes of harm.

Trauma Informed: Acknowledging current and historical trauma with empathy and compassion. Including this voice to prevent future harm in practice and policy.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Ben Franklin   

We are all Peers, We are all the Solution!      

TIPP =’S SER to end OSN through G2BG across the SEM

  • We cultivate` Safety, Equality and Respect (SER) as norms to prevent the root causes of harm before they begin.

  • The root causes are Oppression, Silence/Denial and Normalized harm (OSN).

  • We cultivate SER to end OSN through G2BG-The Guts To Be Good. Five things everyone can do every day, everywhere to make the world a better place: 1. The Guts to be Respectful, 2. The Guts to be Courteous, 3. The Guts to Speak-Up, 4. The Guts to be Honest, and 5. The Guts to Lend a Hand.

  • We cultivate SER to end OSN through G2BG across the Social Ecological Model (SEM). Strategies across SEM maximize impact. This means activities at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels. Community and Societal level strategies are the most effective

    • Individual: Preventing harms that keep young people from surviving and thriving

    • Relationship: Building healthy relationships

    • Community: Providing opportunities to lead, educate, and serve

    • Societal: Cultivating positive social change policies and strategies

Peer Solutions is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission: Kids teaching kids to make the world a better place.

We believe it takes everyone, everyday, everywhere to cultivate safe, equitable, respectful, and ultimately healthy communities today, tomorrow and forever. We work together to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences before they begin, including: child abuse, domestic, dating, sexual, gun, and gang violence, substance abuse, depression, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders,  homelessness, poverty, poor school performance, and more. Activities are positive, youth developed and led, year-round, and intergenerational. We are all Peers, We are all the Solution.

We foster healthy communities by cultivating Safety, Equality and Respect (SER) as norms to prevent the root causes of these harms before they begin. The root causes are Oppression, Silence/Denial and Normalized harm (OSN). We cultivate SER to end OSN through G2BG-The Guts To Be Good. Five things everyone can do everyday, everywhere to make the world a better place: 1. The Guts to be Respectful, 2. The Guts to be Courteous, 3. The Guts to Speak-Up, 4. The Guts to be Honest, and  5. The Guts to Lend a Hand.

Research confirms strategies across the Social Ecological Model (SEM) maximize impact. This means addressing change at the individual, relationship, community and societal levels. Community and Societal level strategies are the most effective because they affect the most amount of people. We empower individuals with education and the skills to build healthy relationships at home, school, their workplaces and in the community. Together, we develop and implement activities with the communities we serve. This establishes cultural relevance, retention, and generational impact. Policy level work has proven the most successful. Today’s young people are tomorrow’s parents/adult caregivers and/or policy makers.

“Going upstream” is a metaphor for prevention…

Moving Upstream” to prevent tragedies from occurring downstream… One day, a person was fishing from a river bank when they saw someone being swept downstream, struggling to keep their head above water. They jumped in, grabbed the person, and helped them to shore. The survivor thanked them and left. The hero dried off and continued fishing. Soon another cry for help was heard and someone else was being swept downstream. The hero immediately jumped into the river again and saved that person as well. This scenario continued all afternoon. As soon as the hero returned to fishing, another cry for help was heard and again the hero would wade in to rescue another wet and drowning person. Finally the hero said, “I can’t go on like this, I’d better go upstream and find out what is happening. CDC 2008

Why not stop the person and even more importantly, stop the reasons why that person is throwing them in in the first place?

Prevention is the best form of Social Change - CDC