Approach

While “trauma-informed” has become a frequent buzzword in behavioral healthcare, Grafton is a true pioneer in walking the talk. We know that attempting to exert control over someone in distress only fuels a psychologically destructive cycle and the current situation is compounded by past traumatic experiences.

At Grafton, we understand that, when working with individuals who have experienced trauma, we must be at our best even when they are at their worst. That’s why, over a decade ago, we committed to minimizing or, where possible, eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion. With the compelling data, experience, and most importantly, outcomes we have achieved, we are now sharing this expertise with other organizations.

Understanding the prevalence of trauma, Grafton ensures the necessary support to address it with our clients. Our trauma-informed approach creates a supportive, caregiving environment sensitive to clients’ past experiences of violence and victimization. Through a philosophy of comfort versus control, we help individuals to thrive in the least restrictive environment consistent with achieving the best outcome. Learn more about “comfort versus control” here.

Our approach is based on the most up-to-date research and completely individualized, with each plan of care as unique as the individual it serves.