Integrate! is an integrated grass roots Trauma-Informed Community Network of social workers, educators, yoga teachers, therapists, nurses, artists, parents, foster parents, counselors, massage therapists, doctors and other human service providers—as well as survivors that are dedicated to street level resiliency and healing across America. Integrate! creates social networking opportunities for professionals and individuals wanting to learn more about Trauma Smart Practices to connect and support each other. By using a variety of embodied ways that minimize the effects of compassion fatigue, the network helps to increase the capacity for professionals and parents to show up for their clients, students, families, and children, with the capacity to provide compassionate and Trauma Smart Practices. By integrating powerful resources across America, our national approach offers a wider scale of knowledge on healing through resiliency building and self-care for professionals and survivors. Integrate! was originally founded in St. Louis as the Trauma-Informed Network of St. Louis, where its head quarters still remain.
To act out the six trauma smart practices within our collaborations among members of the group, wider community, our professional spaces and ourselves.
3. Peer Support
4. Empowerment, Voice, Choice
5. Cultural Considerations
6. Trustworthiness and Transparency
Connect professionals serving communities with high instances of trauma to community resources that can help them empower their clients and students to live resilient lives.
Create grass roots networking and training opportunities on timely related issues under the umbrella of trauma informed care.
Provide opportunities to learn about The Healing Arts, such as trauma-informed yoga practices, holistic therapy, alongside engaging, practical, and Trauma Smart workshops.
Connect and empower survivors to feel safe within a community of human beings who have their back and are passionate about safe and trauma-informed healing.
“A huge part of resiliency is working together.”
Julie Johnson| Founder
What We've Achieved
Created a network with over 800 members, including mental health professionals, teachers, students, holistic healers, yogi's, and individuals passionate about trauma-informed practices.
Hosted a screening of Paper Tigers in February 2016 and provided a follow up training on trauma-informed teaching and schools for the public.
Created Safe Spaces List: A list of places in St. Louis + United States deemed as “safe” and created by trauma sensitive service providers and survivors of trauma.
Maintained our list of trauma-informed resources and provided guidance to professionals and survivors
Collectively supporting the sustainability of the Fit Abilities Trauma Informed Yoga Program in Ferguson, MO through fundraisers and trauma sensitive networking of providers, in order to support the wellness of families and students in the program.
Hosted public panel discussions on Trauma-Informed Care across professional lines to support the networking of more trauma informed professionals.
Created a community wide survey to determine where the areas of need were for grass roots community training.
Established opportunities for training on creating resilient communities.
Generated workshops and training's for trauma-informed Healing Arts.
Successfully conducted a culturally responsive classroom workshop, including the facilitation of Candice Cox's renouned KHAOS Training.