A Survival Mode Response to toxic stress increases a child's heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscle tension. Their thinking brain is knocked off-line. Self-protection is their priority. In other words: "I can't hear you! I can't respond to you! I am just trying to be safe!"

A Survival Mode Response to toxic stress increases a child's heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscle tension. Their thinking brain is knocked off-line. Self-protection is their priority. In other words: "I can't hear you! I can't respond to you! I am just trying to be safe!"

 

What is trauma-informed care?

Trauma-informed Care (TIC) is a framework for how community agencies recognize, understand and responds to individuals who have experienced traumatic events.  

Agencies in St. Joe County have been trained in this treatment method and utilize when interacting with those who need services.

 

Our goal

At SJC Cares, one of main goals is to educate all community members about trauma and the impact it has on individuals 

This enables our community to respond appropriately to those who have experience trauma and get them connected to appropriate services as quickly as possible.

 
To learn more about trauma and how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact our community, schedule an ACES training by contacting Stephanie Steward Bridges, Trauma Program Specialist with Beacon Health System, at sstewardbridges@beaconhealthsystem.org