Cart 0
 

A safe community starts with you.

 
IMG_0247.JPG.jpeg
 

We conserve resilience through outreach, Trauma Smart Practices, and community.

About Us

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.

 

Mission

To act out the six trauma smart practices within our collaborations among members of the group, wider community, our professional spaces and ourselves.


1. Safety
2. Mutuality
3. Peer Support
4. Empowerment, Voice, Choice
5. Cultural Considerations
6. Trustworthiness and Transparency

 

Goals

01.

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.

02.

Create grass roots networking and training opportunities on timely related issues under the umbrella of trauma informed care.

03.

Provide opportunities to learn about The Healing Arts, such as trauma-informed yoga practices, holistic therapy, alongside engaging, practical, and Trauma Smart workshops.

04.

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

 
IMG_0244.JPG.jpeg
 

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.

 

 
 
 

Ready for trauma-informed resources?

Join Our Network

 
 
IMG_0252.JPG.jpeg
 
 
 

 

Need a Provider That Understands the Impact of Trauma?

Check out our list of Professionals and Community Advocates offering trauma sensitive services to survivors.

 
 
IMG_0245.JPG.jpeg

TESTIMONIALS 

 
  Anu French, MD FAAP ABOIM   Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine  SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics  As an integrative pediatrician working with a socioeconomically, culturally and ethnically diverse clientele in St Louis MO I started to recognize the burden of ACES on the health of my patients and their families and was so fortunate to connect with Integrate! A Trauma Informed Network. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris says, toxic stress is the kind of stress that can come in response to living for months or years with childhood trauma that gets biologically embedded in our bodies (ACES Adverse Childhood Events/Experiences. And as Donna Jackson Nakazawa says recognizing that chronic childhood stress can play a role along with genetics and other factors—in developing adult illnesses and relationship challenges, can be enormously freeing. We can become neuro-biologically resilient. We can turn bad epigenetics into good epigenetics and rescue ourselves.  While there are benefits to networking within our own professional circles but in order to see families living with complex trauma develop a sense of purpose and success, this network provided that invaluable space for social workers, yoga teachers, mental health professionals, public educators, artists to come together to share their specific approaches to trauma informed care, freely share effective practices for serving trauma culture in a multidisciplinary way. I have learned so much from all the trauma informed professionals in this group and I continue to draw on their expertise as a referral source and a support system for my patients and their families. 

Anu French, MD FAAP ABOIM

Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics

As an integrative pediatrician working with a socioeconomically, culturally and ethnically diverse clientele in St Louis MO I started to recognize the burden of ACES on the health of my patients and their families and was so fortunate to connect with Integrate! A Trauma Informed Network. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris says, toxic stress is the kind of stress that can come in response to living for months or years with childhood trauma that gets biologically embedded in our bodies (ACES Adverse Childhood Events/Experiences. And as Donna Jackson Nakazawa says recognizing that chronic childhood stress can play a role along with genetics and other factors—in developing adult illnesses and relationship challenges, can be enormously freeing. We can become neuro-biologically resilient. We can turn bad epigenetics into good epigenetics and rescue ourselves.

While there are benefits to networking within our own professional circles but in order to see families living with complex trauma develop a sense of purpose and success, this network provided that invaluable space for social workers, yoga teachers, mental health professionals, public educators, artists to come together to share their specific approaches to trauma informed care, freely share effective practices for serving trauma culture in a multidisciplinary way. I have learned so much from all the trauma informed professionals in this group and I continue to draw on their expertise as a referral source and a support system for my patients and their families. 

 
  Candice E. Cox,   LCSW   KHAOS, Inc   Integrate!  Trauma Informed Network is an amazing community of individuals geared toward providing tools towards enhancing professional's trauma-informed tool boxes. I love how resources are provided in different formats to help individuals create and maintain wellness! Julie and Victoria do an amazing job staying in tune with the needs of not only the clients that we serve, but providers as well. As a clinical social worker, I often refer to the network to gather resources for my clients and myself. Since meeting Julie and Victoria a few years ago at one of their forums, I have had the privilege of connecting with several members of the network to share our expertise within the communities that we serve. I look forward to witnessing and being a part of this passion driven network. as it grows and changes lives for years to come! 

Candice E. Cox, LCSW

KHAOS, Inc

Integrate! Trauma Informed Network is an amazing community of individuals geared toward providing tools towards enhancing professional's trauma-informed tool boxes. I love how resources are provided in different formats to help individuals create and maintain wellness! Julie and Victoria do an amazing job staying in tune with the needs of not only the clients that we serve, but providers as well. As a clinical social worker, I often refer to the network to gather resources for my clients and myself. Since meeting Julie and Victoria a few years ago at one of their forums, I have had the privilege of connecting with several members of the network to share our expertise within the communities that we serve. I look forward to witnessing and being a part of this passion driven network. as it grows and changes lives for years to come! 

 
  Kelly Caul, MSW, LCSW   EMPOWERED Therapy, LLC  Specialized Therapy for Teens, Women, and Parents    Integrate!  Trauma Informed Network has been inspirational and transformative, and serves such a critical role in our communities.  As a platform for connection with like-hearted souls, Integrate! offers trauma informed helping professionals across fields, as well as trauma survivors, a space to come together and learn from one another, share experiences, and receive support.  As a clinical social worker in private practice, I am so grateful to have connected to this community, which has offered collaboration and access to information on resources that have been invaluable for my clients and myself. One of the cornerstones to authentic and sustainable self-care is finding support from others, and this is what Integrate! is all about.  Integrate! plays a pivotal role in keeping the tough conversations going, while focusing on creating safety and connection for those passionate about empowering themselves, other individuals, and communities to heal and thrive.  As social beings we heal in relationship, and this opportunity for connection and healing is such a gift to our community. 

Kelly Caul, MSW, LCSW

EMPOWERED Therapy, LLC

Specialized Therapy for Teens, Women, and Parents 

Integrate! Trauma Informed Network has been inspirational and transformative, and serves such a critical role in our communities.  As a platform for connection with like-hearted souls, Integrate! offers trauma informed helping professionals across fields, as well as trauma survivors, a space to come together and learn from one another, share experiences, and receive support.  As a clinical social worker in private practice, I am so grateful to have connected to this community, which has offered collaboration and access to information on resources that have been invaluable for my clients and myself. One of the cornerstones to authentic and sustainable self-care is finding support from others, and this is what Integrate! is all about.  Integrate! plays a pivotal role in keeping the tough conversations going, while focusing on creating safety and connection for those passionate about empowering themselves, other individuals, and communities to heal and thrive.  As social beings we heal in relationship, and this opportunity for connection and healing is such a gift to our community. 

 
  Natalie Coriell, LPC, ATR-BC   Connecting The Dots, LLC  Art Therapy and Consulting Services  Integrate! Network has been an incredible professional resource. I have been able to network with trauma informed providers more directly which has been an amazing opportunity. Additionally, I have been able to find resources for clients that I can trust are appropriate providers for various services when dealing with clients who have experienced trauma. There is so much ease when working with Julie and Victoria. They have done the hard work of seeking out providers and all I have to do is reference The List and I know my clients will be referred to informed providers. I feel everyone needs to know The List, and it is a privilege to be recognized as a provider on The List! Connections through community hold the root of change. Integrate! has given us this platform and it is exactly what we need. 

Natalie Coriell, LPC, ATR-BC

Connecting The Dots, LLC

Art Therapy and Consulting Services

Integrate! Network has been an incredible professional resource. I have been able to network with trauma informed providers more directly which has been an amazing opportunity. Additionally, I have been able to find resources for clients that I can trust are appropriate providers for various services when dealing with clients who have experienced trauma. There is so much ease when working with Julie and Victoria. They have done the hard work of seeking out providers and all I have to do is reference The List and I know my clients will be referred to informed providers. I feel everyone needs to know The List, and it is a privilege to be recognized as a provider on The List! Connections through community hold the root of change. Integrate! has given us this platform and it is exactly what we need. 

  Caitlin Metz, MFA   Educator at Maryville University of St. Louis   Integrate!  Has helped me immensely. As an educator, its resources are invaluable to me. Every student that walks into my classroom has a history of thick experiences that shape them and that's something I strive to be accommodating to. Trauma is everywhere and aiming to have a trauma-informed classroom isn't on everyone's radar, especially across many universities, which becomes limiting for many students. Fortunately, I've been able to get coffee with various trauma-informed educators just by scrolling through Integrate's list. By cultivating deeply informative conversations and sharing skillsets, I have turned my classroom into a safer and more empowering space. Victoria and Julie are excellent at providing members of the network with fantastic connections, resources, and do their absolute best to answer any questions asked. It's truly a privilege to be part of such a powerful, thriving, and resourceful community. 

Caitlin Metz, MFA

Educator at Maryville University of St. Louis

Integrate! Has helped me immensely. As an educator, its resources are invaluable to me. Every student that walks into my classroom has a history of thick experiences that shape them and that's something I strive to be accommodating to. Trauma is everywhere and aiming to have a trauma-informed classroom isn't on everyone's radar, especially across many universities, which becomes limiting for many students. Fortunately, I've been able to get coffee with various trauma-informed educators just by scrolling through Integrate's list. By cultivating deeply informative conversations and sharing skillsets, I have turned my classroom into a safer and more empowering space. Victoria and Julie are excellent at providing members of the network with fantastic connections, resources, and do their absolute best to answer any questions asked. It's truly a privilege to be part of such a powerful, thriving, and resourceful community. 

  Jessica Meyers   Student at Washington University, St. Louis  Integrate! Network has been an amazing resources for me on many levels. I moved to St. Louis for school and as someone with PTSD, Integrate's list was an amazing resource. I found my new therapist on there, my massage therapist, and even shadowed a few professionals in the social work field! I'm so glad I came across the network because it's helped me both personally and academically, what more could I want?

Jessica Meyers

Student at Washington University, St. Louis

Integrate! Network has been an amazing resources for me on many levels. I moved to St. Louis for school and as someone with PTSD, Integrate's list was an amazing resource. I found my new therapist on there, my massage therapist, and even shadowed a few professionals in the social work field! I'm so glad I came across the network because it's helped me both personally and academically, what more could I want?