Creative Behavior Systems

What is Trauma Informed?

According to SAMHSA’s a trauma-informed approach, is “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed."

Using a Trauma-Informed Approach supports a safer, more accepting, and respectful environment which is often necessary to reveal the root cause of systematic breakdown, identify new, better successful strategies for effective collaboration.

Trauma is prevalent. Trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), illuminates a strong link among trauma and health, mental health, substance use, and other social and behavioral difficulties. Creative Behavior Systems helps organizations understand what this research says, what this looks like in systems breakdown and what to do next.

Creative Behavior Systems Mission

We empower educators, leaders and organizations with skills and knowledge to build trust and truth in community to heal, connect and diminish inequities to create a world where trauma and adverse childhood experiences are the exception, not the rule.

Creative Behavior Systems Vision

In 2011 Susan Jones had a vision to evolve the Education System in order to stop the inequities she was witnessing and empower educators to foster connected, aware & resilient classrooms. Her vision began as a Facebook group page and grew into a community of School Districts, Offices of Education, Non-Profit Organizations, Law Enforcement (Probation, LEOs, Juvenile Justice DAs); as well as, small businesses, families & individuals ALL trained & equipped with the skillset, resources, knowledge and commitment to practice. 

Susan brings 20+ years of experience and with her partners' collective vision to give ANYONE the knowledge and tools to build connected, aware & resilient environments where employees, students & families can thrive.  

Compassion is the anti-dote to trauma; systemic implementation begins with us. 

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