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Safety and Stability

Trauma unpredictably violates our physical, social, and emotional safety resulting in a sense of threat and need to manage risks.
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Increasing stability in our daily lives and having these core safety needs met can minimize our stress reactions and allow us to focus our resources on wellness.

1.   Stability – We minimize unnecessary changes and, when changes are necessary, provide sufficient notice and preparation.

2.   Physical – We create environments that are physically safe, accessible, clean, and comfortable.

3.   Social-Emotional – We maintain healthy interpersonal boundaries and manage conflict appropriately in our relationships with others.

 Real relationships. That’s what it meant to be trauma informed. Changing conversations from consequences, and pointing levels to safety and repairing harm in relationships.

–Victoria Valencia, Canyon Oaks Youth Center, San Mateo County