Transforming how society responds to abuse and interpersonal trauma

Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment) connects survivors and their loved ones with resources necessary for healing, provides education that promotes effective intervention and proper treatment, and offers empowerment so that cycles of abuse can be broken and healing can occur.

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Your donations enable us to establish and maintain our core programs which carry out our mission. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, making your donation tax-deductible.


Our Mission

Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment) is dedicated to transforming how society responds to abuse and interpersonal trauma.

We connect survivors and their loved ones with resources necessary for healing, provide education that promotes effective intervention and proper treatment, and offer empowerment so that cycles of abuse can be broken and healing can occur.

We promote:

  • Beyond a trauma-informed approach, a trauma-focused approach
  • The integration of the trauma, mental health and medical fields
  • Bridging the knowledge gap between the world’s leading trauma experts and professionals across fields including, but not limited to, mental health, as well the public at large
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More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 1

We recognize that physical violence and sexual assault are not the only forms of abuse nor are Domestic Violence or child abuse the only contexts in which abuse occurs. Emotional, psychological, verbal, financial and spiritual abuses and everything from bullying to educator misconduct to human trafficking to cults may be less spoken of, but can leave just as devastating of effects.

“The relevant question in psychiatry shouldn’t be what’s wrong with you, but what’s happened to you?”


 ― Eleanor Longden, 
Research Psychologist

“As the ACE study has shown, child abuse and neglect is the single most preventable cause of mental illness, the single most common cause of drug and alcohol abuse, and a significant contributor to leading causes of death such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and suicide.”

 ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.,
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma”

60% of American adults report experiencing abuse or other difficult family circumstances during childhood. 2

Get Involved

If you share our vision of a society in which everyone has the ability to heal from trauma and abuse ceases, contact us to get involved today. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, partner with us, be a sponsor or advocate on our behalf, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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