Reducing Trauma Symptoms
Healing the Past
In 2017, preliminary data from a subset of clients indicated a reduction in trauma
symptoms. Assessment scores decreased by an average of 19.7 points, with the
pre-treatment average at 45, and the post-treatment average at 25.
In addition to providing trauma-informed care, we are committed to providing
evidence-based treatment for trauma. In 2017, we continued to train all new
therapists in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). We have
set a 2018 goal to train all therapists in Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR), another evidence-based practice that reduces the effects
Lowered scores indicate these children were experiencing significantly fewer
trauma-reactive symptoms as a result of the care they received through Nexus
The children served by Nexus specialized services
have experienced extensive trauma.
Many have experienced at least 4 traumas in their lifetime.
Multiple traumas over a long period of time change the brain. Children
become hypervigilant, which leads to panicking, yelling, fighting,
and other challenging behaviors.