Practice Self-Regulation (PS-R) is a federally funded trauma-informed model that supports youth who have been impacted by adverse childhood experiences.
Grounded in neuroscience, PS-R teaches youth to put trauma in a new light. It empowers them to use their voice to manage emotions in healthy ways, and take steps to achieve their life goals.
PS-R is currently being evaluated in two federally-funded randomized controlled studies. Thousands of young people have benefited to date and outcomes are extremely positive.
The PS-R program has been shown to:
- Strengthen a youth’s emotional and physical health
- Decrease rates of teen parenting and pregnancy
- Positively impact the generational cycle of foster care
During the 10-week interactive program, youth and teens:
- Explore in a safe space how values, beliefs, choices and personal goals affect sexual health and well-being
- Increase knowledge about health, well-being and the impact of trauma on decision-making in all areas of life
- Receive support in practicing self-regulation
Voce is the only provider of PS-R in Pennsylvania.
As a change agent, Voce brings its expertise in trauma and well-being to the PS-R program.
We provide training and technical assistance to PS-R certified trainers (who train program facilitators) and to certified facilitators (who provide PS-R to youth with whom they work).
We also connect agencies to a statewide network of PS-R certified trainers and facilitators.
Learn more about Practice Self-Regulation.
Talk to us about using PS-R or becoming a certified trainer or facilitator.