Trauma-Organized Systems

"The outcome of a traumatic experience will be in part determined by the pre-traumatic level of organizational health and integrity.  We believe that at this point, our social service network is functioning as a trauma-organized system still largely unaware of the multiple ways in which its adaptation to chronic stress has created a state of dysfunction that in some cases virtually prohibits the recovery of the individual clients who are the source of its underlying and original mission, and damages many of the people who work within it." - Sandra Bloom, author of Destroying Sanctuary