Our Trauma-Informed Approach at Hull Services

Within Trauma-Informed Services (TIS) at Hull Services, clinical practice and service delivery employ the core concepts of the NM and Trauma-Informed Care guiding principles. Clinicians within TIS have backgrounds in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy and have received extensive training in the Neurosequential Model.

Trauma-Informed Services provides a wide variety of supports to each of the programs at Hull as well as to the community beyond Hull Services. At Hull, the type of services provided include (but are not limited to) clinical supervision, reflective practice, research support, training and educational support, assessment using the NMT Metric, case consultation, and therapy. Services provided to programs vary depending on need .

Trauma Informed Services can support individuals, caregivers, educators, and mental health professionals looking to understand how an individual’s history of developmental trauma can impact social, emotional, cognitive, and relational development.

Referral Process: 

Individuals or groups outside of Hull Services can self-refer for training, assessment, therapy, or consultation. Click here to learn more and connect with the program for fee schedules.

Trauma-Informed Care Guiding Principles for Service Delivery

Our trauma-informed care guiding principles for service delivery at Hull Services are derived primarily from the Neurosequential Model (NM) framework, with contributions from other luminaries in the field. While our work in the NM approach at Hull Services recognizes that no one framework or model can fully capture the range of programs and service delivery that Hull provides, our lens for clinical practice and service delivery utilizes a significant number of core concepts in the NM framework prominently impacting our practice.

Our trauma-informed care guiding principles for service delivery are divided into four areas. These include:

  1. Relationships and connections for the people we work with
  2. Encouraging the well-being of the whole person
  3. Creating a therapeutic environment
  4. Trauma-informed leadership

NMT as an Approach

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children.

NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families and the communities in which they live.

The Neurosequential Approach has three key components – training/capacity building, assessment and then, the specific recommendations for the selection and sequencing of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities that match the needs and strengths of the individual.