Welcome!

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely either a trauma survivor (there’s so many of us out here) or working to help others heal from traumatic experiences. You aren’t alone and I can help introduce you to ideas and resources that address both of these scenarios.

I am a survivor of childhood abuse with an ACE score of 9, who has worked in the trenches of the mental health system for nearly 20 years.

I started my career as a mental health inpatient tech, helping people get through crises and breaks in their lives. I shifted into intensive case management and then health home care management. That experience opened my eyes to the ripple effects of trauma in people’s lives. It effects everything –  housing, treatment, basic life skills, parenting, relationships, everything.  

I’ve come face to face with my own barriers to recovery; as well as, systemic barriers for others. I instinctively recognized the absence of what we now understand to be trauma-informed care early on in my professional and personal recovery journey.

Today, I’m able to operate a co-occurring recovery community residence with a trauma informed lens and harm reduction approach because of my own personal and professional journey of recovery.  

I’m determined to address and resolve those barriers through writing, public speaking, and educating communities on the neuro-bio-social aspects of healing. Particularly as it pertains to breaking generational cycles of abuse and dysfunction. 

As you navigate through my website, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or thoughts you’d like to share. Small talk makes me nervous. I crave connection to like-minded individuals who are ready and willing to talk about shifting our culture of healing to a more holistic, resilience-based approach. 

Connect with me!

via email: tdawn.eightyone@gmail.com

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