Trauma Care Journal
I just returned from spending ten days in Puerto Rico. When I embarked as a member of the Green Cross to volunteer after the devastation of Hurricane Maria I did it without expectations, not knowing who was the team being deployed with me, where we will live for those ten days, or even in which […]
There is a lot to say about the past 8 days and I struggle to find a place to start. But what comes to mind is a question our host, Dr. Carlos Velasquez asked us. He asked what the best part of this journey has been for us. Admittedly, I could not answer the question, […]
My three full days in Puerto Rico as a member of the second team in the Green Cross deployment have so far proven to be full, eye opening, and impactful. Four months since catastrophic Hurricane Maria tore threw the island, the visible physical devastation on the ground seems to be hit or miss. Most structures […]
Trauma Training at Richmont
The Richmont Institute of Trauma and Recovery (RIT) offers training and resources to professionals seeking specialized training in trauma, clinicians and first responders experiencing compassion fatigue, and help for individuals who have been victims of traumatization. The RIT offers a Graduate Certificate in Trauma through Richmont Graduate University and also offers training and certification through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Richmont Trauma Response Teams are trained and available to meet acute trauma disasters locally, nationally, and globally.
Our Three-Tiered Approach
To Trauma Training and Treatment
Failure to acknowledge the pervasiveness of trauma on the development of children and in the lives of adults is a significant threat to relationships, families, churches, and communities…Yes, it hurts, and it’s messy, but it’s what God called us to do.
Dr. Vanessa Snyder, Director Richmont Institute of Traumatology
As most people have experienced trauma on some level, I wanted to learn how to be sensitive and support people in tough places. Not only that, but to walk alongside them as they write the rest of their story-acknowledging but not confined by the past.
Ben Horner, Richmont Graduate