Chosen Blog

15 August 2022

Who We Help

Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring

Who does Chosen serve?

Children, youth, and families impacted by trauma.

What do we offer?

Parent coaching, clinical assessments, therapeutic offerings, crisis intervention, and case management.

Why does it matter?

Medical research shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can lead to shortened life expectancy, mental health issues, substance abuse, and other terrible outcomes.

How do we address childhood trauma?

Our primary focus is strengthening relational connections. Science shows that children’s brains heal from attachment to a safe, loving caregiver.

Where do we serve families?

Telehealth or in home, as appropriate.

When is the best time to get help?

Most families have a standing appointment once per week, but we also utilize “dosing” – meaning that any client can come to us anytime they need to.

Children impacted by maltreatment don’t automatically get better when they are placed in a safe home. A physically safe home does not equal psychological safety for a child, which is paramount for healthy relationships.

Psychological safety comes from intentionally building trust – not because children are “resilient.” It doesn’t happen overnight. The effects of abuse, neglect, or abandonment can be lifelong and even shorten life expectancy, according to the CDC.

The implications of unhealed trauma affect all of us – society as a whole, our communities, and the families in our schools and neighborhoods.

This matters to you because family is the backbone of every community. Strong families build strong communities. No one is immune from the impact of trauma.

LOOKING FOR PARENTING TIPS?

If you are looking for parenting tips geared for families impacted by foster care, adoption, and kinship care, please visit our resource library. If you need personalized trauma-responsive education for your family, we would love to help! Contact us to learn more about the ways Chosen can support your family.