How Trauma-Informed Services Cultivate Empathy

Posted by Maryvale on Feb 15, 2024 1:19:58 PM

At Maryvale, we are proponents of a trauma-informed mental health approach and believe in the power of going beyond addressing symptoms to foster genuine empathy and understanding. We work with some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations, and we see firsthand the effect trauma has on people’s lives – especially for children. When a person is the victim of a violent attack, sexual assault, a traumatic accident, or the witness of a sudden, shocking event, it can be difficult to imagine them...

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Topics: trauma informed care

They did it again!

Posted by Maryvale on May 2, 2018 1:39:57 PM

We send heartfelt thanks to the incredible Los Angeles Orphanage Guild ladies who hosted yet another successful event -- its 2018 Hollywood Nights spectacular -- at the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood! Celebrating are, from left: Patti DiTullio, Cindy Fairbank, Indy Carey, and Co-Presidents Phyllis Conkle and Mary Anne Atkisson. Read More

Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, trauma informed care, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Foster teen overcomes obstacles to begin college

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Sep 2, 2017 10:24:25 PM

The beginning of a new school year may be viewed with worry by some children, but for others, the classroom represents an opportunity to leave a troubled past behind and embrace the future.

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Topics: personal blogs, survivor, Maryvale foster children, trauma informed care, foster youth, Community-Based, foster youth stories