Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Philosophy
At Fairmount Behavioral Health, we strive to provide services under the Recovery Model of Care and Trauma Informed Care.
Trauma Informed Care
We also understand that many of the individuals we serve have experienced or witnessed multiple traumatic events in their lives. We strive to always provide Trauma Informed Care, which is a style of treatment that acknowledges individuals’ trauma histories, understands the impact of trauma on how an individual sees the world, and works with individuals in a way that does not further traumatize.
People who have been through traumas are often very sensitive to certain reminders of their trauma (“triggers”) and at Fairmount we work to provide treatment that does not trigger our patients.
Recovery Model of Care
Recovery is a process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate in their communities. For some individuals, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life despite a mental illness. For others, recovery implies the reduction or complete remission of symptoms.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified several principles of Recovery:
- Recovery emerges from hope
- Recovery is person-driven = Empowerment
- Recovery occurs via many pathways
- Recovery is holistic
- Recovery is supported by peers and allies
- Recovery is supported through relationships and social networks
- Recovery is culturally-based and influenced
- Recovery is supported by addressing trauma
- Recovery involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibility
- Recovery is based on respect
We seek to instill hope, empowerment, and collaboration into all of our services. Here at Fairmount, patients choose their goals and collaborate with the team on how staff can best help them to achieve success. We work to include family and loved-ones into our treatment by facilitating family sessions, family involvement, and through our Family Focus program. We also seek to provide a respectful, hopeful, and compassionate environment to help individuals move towards the Recovery of their choosing.
Safety is key for Recovery. The Recovery Model and Trauma Informed Care create a culture of safety and hope so that individuals that we serve can learn new skills, develop goals, and work to achieve success in their personal Recovery.