The Trauma Healing Project

The Trauma Healing Project was initiated 14 years ago by a coalition of survivors, lay community members, professionals, students and researchers concerned about the negative impact of trauma on individual and community health.  We believe that in order to improve the quality of life in our communities and to end violence and abuse, healing and recovery must be understood, promoted, and accessible.

The Trauma Healing Project Incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2006.

Highlights & Accomplishments

  • 2004 – 2005 – Trauma Healing Learning Collaborative
    With support from LaneCare,  a mix of community professionals and survivors studied together with national and regional experts to educate themselves and the wider community on trauma & healing.
  • 2006 – The Trauma Healing Project Incorporated 501c(3).
  • 2006  – Initiated Community Forum Series.
  • 2007-2011 – Survivor Voices Research. Conducted Listening Project with Northwest Health Foundation and Center for Diseases Prevention and Control.
  • 2009 – Established the Digital Storytelling Program.
  • 2012 – Launched the Healing Arts Service Learning Program (SLP).
  • 2012 – Launched Trauma Informed Health Care (TI-Care) Initiative.
  • 2013 – Increased community donor base from 25 to 124 donors.
  • The THP has worked effectively since 2004 to increase community awareness of interventions, responses and approaches that promote healing and resolution of trauma and violence. To date we have:1) Brought educational programming to our community including national and international experts to raise awareness of the impact of trauma and approaches to healing and recovery. This effort has become our current Training and Consultation Program. (2004 to present)

    2) Conducted Survivor Voices Research: participatory action research project in partnership with the CDC and NW Health Foundation to raise awareness, and to improve understanding, services and supports (2008-2011)

    3) Established an innovative Healing Arts Service Learning Program: providing complementary and alternative medicine care to survivors, including our Parent Wellbeing Program, while providing hands-on training to practitioners. (2012 to present)

    4) Partnered with the Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHC) to establish the Alternative Care Clinic, and effort to reduce opioid use by providing mindfulness and acupuncture to patients experiencing chronic paid, fibromyalgia, and migraines. (2017- present)

    5) Worked as lead consultants to the Lane County System of Care’s effort to become trauma-informed, providing consultation and training support to member agencies that serve over 80% of Lane County’s most vulnerable individuals and families involved in public systems (DHS, Health & Human Services, EC Cares, Direction Service, and Bethel School District, 2018- present).