ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Through trauma-informed policing, we have the ability to be proactive about creating opportunities for constructive, empowering experiences, that lead to personal and community healing.
We have that power within us, some might say more than civilians because of the expectations and responsibilities we carry as community guardians.
How it Affects People
Each one of us can play a role in demonstrating to people impacted by trauma in our communities, especially our children and teenagers, that their current trauma-filled perception of the world and the people around them can change.
Yet, it’s important that we are able to see signs of trauma in ourselves, seek out support from fellow officers and others who can help when we need it. Otherwise, our internalized trauma, left unaddressed, can contribute to negative consequences, unnecessary police-related confrontations (like police shootings), and even suicide within the force.