Trauma & Violence


Exposure to violence can have dramatic effects on bodies and minds. Trauma-informed care approaches are moving from the question “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

From neighborhoods in the United States to battlefields in the Middle East, JBS has worked with government agencies and service providers to turn best science into trauma-informed practices that ensure safety, avoid re-traumatization, and prevent secondary trauma on families and staffs.

Government agencies are taking a strong interest in trauma-informed care and services. Local and state child welfare, mental health, and senior program providers recognize the necessity of implementing and enhancing trauma-informed practices.

We have supported the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, the Iraqi Ministry of Health, and practitioners by providing training on planning and implementing trauma-informed systems and working with impacted populations.

Our award-winning communication and outreach activities have accelerated violence prevention and trauma treatment efforts.

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Meet our experts

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    Peter Lovegrove
    Research Director, Child Welfare Reviews Project
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    Lisa Patton
    Vice President
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    Nicole Vicinanza
    Senior Research Associate

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