For Providers

As service providers, asking “What happened” instead of “What’s wrong” makes us better helpers. Developing providers who are working to decrease the impact and prevalence of trauma and stress in our community is a critical component of Alive and Well STL.

Become a Trauma-Informed Organization

What is a trauma-informed organization? According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

“A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed:

  1. Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
  2. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff and others involved with the system;
  3. Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices;
  4. And seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.”

Becoming a trauma-informed organization is a long-term commitment and culture shift. If your organization is interested in beginning this process, please email

Request a Training

Alive and Well STL supports trauma-related trainings about the impact and prevalence of trauma in an effort to encourage organizations to adopt trauma-informed practices. Please contact Alive and Well STL ( if your organization is interested in one of our trainings or click here to learn about upcoming trainings that individuals from your organization can attend.