Trauma Informed Care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma and its impact on an individual. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps clients rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Being trauma-informed is vital because trauma survivors can be inadvertently re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers if they are not versed with this treatment.
Counselors use motivational interviewing as a client-centered tool to promote change by exploring and resolving a client’s ambivalence or resistance to that change. MI employs an empathetic style of interaction with the client, meaning counselors express acceptance towards the clients even if they are convinced the client’s behavior is harmful to the person or their loved ones. This acceptance should not be taken as condoning the behavior, and counselors will work to subtly move the client towards a change, achieved through change talk. Research shows that empathetic client-therapist relationships produce positive influence on the treatment outcome.
Behavioral health issues – mental illness, addiction or a combination of the two – more often than not have an enormous impact on the family of the person directly suffering. High Point offers family sessions where appropriate to engage the client’s family in treatment decisions and aftercare plan.
A specialized team of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors will provide confidential quality care for clients with severe substance abuse histories.
Case Management – a Case Manager will be assigned to a client so that all the important details of the latter’s rehabilitation and recovery is thoroughly discussed in confidence.
Legal System Assistance
Help and advocacy is provided for clients involved with Drug Court, Intoxicated Resource Center, Probation, Parole and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Counties in which this legal assistance is available include Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Mercer, Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.
Case Management is provided to meet the individual client’s needs. Guidance is provided on job readiness and clients involved with the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitative Services. Promotes job preparedness through coaching, resume writing and other services.
Assists clients with Medicaid eligibility, application, and coverage.