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Help YSB change the lives of low-income youth exposed to trauma through trauma certified counseling that fosters healing and recovery, builds emotional self-regulation, promotes attachment, increases the sense of safety, and develops resiliency and strength. First National Bank’s Community First Awards could help us get there! Follow the link to vote for us now and every day through September 8 (make sure to enter your name at the bottom). We could receive a $10,000 cash donation!

Trauma Certified Counselors at YSB

Through collaboration, YSB and Hope Haven received grants from the DeKalb County Community Foundation and The Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation to bring therapists through an intensive 70-hour course in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Coursework included:

Neurobiology of Trauma

Treatment Foundations

Attachment and Relationships

Caring for the Caregiver (vicarious Trauma)

Special techniques in treatment of trauma

Regulation, including play therapy and yoga


Traumatic Experiences Integration

Internal Family Systems

Trauma Processing: Cognitive, Expressive, Mind-Body

Enhancing Competency and Future Directions

Terminations in Trauma treatment

YSB is honored to bring this highly integrated approach to effective trauma treatment, learned directly from today’s leading internationally known trauma experts, to DeKalb County.