Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 14, 2009
Doug Webster CEO of Hermitage Hall, stated the conversion to Trauma Informed Care services represents a "new generation" for the transformed organization who services children with histories of trauma, neglect, physical and sexual abuse and trauma induced experiences. Hermitage Halls' goal is to create a truly healing and collaborative environment based on safety, trust and healthy relationships which encourage effective coping skills. Each staff member involved in resident care interactions at Hermitage Hall is trained and skilled in addressing the needs of children who have been traumatized.
Hermitage Hall currently requires staff to complete an average of 70 hours of training each year. The conversion to a Trauma Informed Care model is not just about completing a certain number of training hours, but even more so is a fundamental change in the culture of the organization that grows and matures over months and years. Hermitage Hall will be using and continually updating the most recent evidenced based practices as the foundation for our programmatic changes.