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A Trauma-Informed Approach for Health and Well-Being

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.