Houston Health Department
SAMHSA GAINS Center Trauma-Informed Care Training
Ms. Latosha Selexman, Division Manager of the Community Re-Entry Network Program said, “We are honored to have been selected to provide this vital training to the community.”
"SAMHSA recognizes that the majority of people who have behavioral health issues and are involved with the justice system have significant histories of trauma and exposure to personal and community violence. Involvement with the justice system can further exacerbate trauma for these individuals."
"Trauma-informed care is an approach used to engage people with histories of trauma. It recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma can play in people’s lives. Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals. This increases safety for all, decreases the chance of an individual returning to criminal behavior, and supports the recovery of justice-involved women and men with serious mental illness."
The GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is nationally known for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system.