Building resilient communities
through trauma-informed change.
Trusted by 80+ communities internationally
What is trauma informed change?
Trauma-informed change prioritizes creating environments that are safe, supportive, and empowering for individuals who have experienced trauma.
What does it mean to be a trauma informed leader?
Recognize the far-reaching impacts of trauma
Promote healing & resilience through safe, supportive environments
Resist causing harm through re-traumatization
Understand how trauma affects behaviors, relationships & overall wellbeing
Build systems that are responsive to the needs of trauma survivors
Healing Organizational Trauma
Increases employee satisfaction & retention rates
Reduces & eliminates communication silos
Creates greater diversity, equity, and inclusion
Results in healthier employees & lower healthcare costs
Improves collaboration & builds stronger teams
Expands feelings of mutual respect & loyalty
Healing Personal Trauma
Develops healthy coping strategies
Increases focus and performance
Increases creativity, confidence, and problem-solving skills
Advances emotional regulation skills
Improves physical & mental health
Builds stronger & healthier relationships
“The magnitude of young people's exposure to overwhelming stress is so great and such a threat to national well-being that the issue must be addressed as a major public health concern.”
-Dr. Sandra L. Bloom
"Becoming trauma-informed is a journey that lasts a lifetime."
Being overworked, overwhelmed, and burnt out is normal—but it's not what's best for us.
Whether you, or the team you lead, is running on empty, there’s a
way to rest and recharge that will last for years to come.
Our signature method of trauma-informed coaching was developed by Shenandoah Chefalo, who survived childhood abuse and neglect before and during her placement in the broken foster care system.
Through her own healing journey, traditional education, and experiential learning, Shen developed a system of organizational change that is effective, impactful, and sustainable.
"Shenandoah Chefalo brings meaningful and impactful trauma training with practical real-world applications.”
Stephanie L, Lamphere Public Schools