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Somatic Experiencing Brief Stabilization Program

Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The Somatic Experiencing approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming posttraumatic stress disorder and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. The Somatic Experiencing approach offers a framework to assess where a person is stuck in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others. 

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2012

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Clients engage in their case plan and more effectively use assigned service provider
  • Parents employ good parenting skills and interventions
  • Parents self-regulate
  • Parents experience increased self-esteem and ability to set healthy boundaries
  • Reduced risk of harm to children
  • Families experience solid connection between parents and children
  • Children are stable in their home and school placement

Long Term Outcomes

  • Reduced client services costs
  • Lower rate of child removal, group home placement and or shorter time to reunification
  • Reduced recurrence of maltreatment

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)
  • Kindergarten¬† - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)
  • Adult (25 - 60)

Service Area

  • Northwest (District 5)