LGBTQ Trauma Informed Care
The LGBTQ community of Chicago has experienced Trauma, often simply due to trying to exist within the community. As such, Trauma Informed Care has been incorporated into all programming.
Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS (OPLWHA ) Aging
Mental Health and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive issues are all concerns that many older people living with HIV/AIDS are challenges for many older people living with HIV/AIDS. These conditions place many older people living with HIV/AIDS at risk for depression, suicidal ideation cognitive decline and increase isolation. Loneliness and HIV-related stigma emerged as significant independent predictors of major depressive symptoms meaning that higher rates of stigma and loneliness place older adults at increased risk for major depressive symptoms. TIMP for Older People Living with HIV/AIDS (OPLWHA) is uniquely designed to address these issues.
TIMP for Men of Color
For many boys and men of color, traumatic experiences may become an almost routine part of everyday existence. Besides violence, assault, and other traumatic events, African American and Latino males often experience more subtle and insidious forms of trauma. Their exposure to discrimination, racism, oppression and poverty is pervasive.
Women & Trauma Informed Care
A woman’s experience of trauma impacts every area of functioning, including physical, mental, behavioral, and social. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, fifty-five percent to ninety-nine percent of women in substance use treatment and eighty-five percent to ninety-five percent of women in the public mental health system report a history of trauma, with the abuse most commonly having occurred in childhood. Women were significantly more likely than men to report more traumatic experiences in childhood. ACE scores were found to be highly correlated with serious emotional problems, health risk behaviors, social problems, adult disease and disability, mortality, high health care and other costs, and worker performance issues.