Mission: As a county, we will support resiliency and healing while dispelling myths surrounding trauma.
Vision: Mahoning County is a community that enhances and supports each individual’s ability to grow from their experiences and thrive.
Understanding Key Terms
Resilience: The ability of a person, family, organization, or community to cope with and adapt to challenges or setbacks (Source: SAMHSA)
Trauma: An event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. (Source: SAMHSA)
Trauma Informed Care: Acknowledges the need to understand a person’s life experiences in order to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve engagement, treatment adherence, health outcomes, and provider and staff wellness. (Source: SAMHSA)