The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care and PTSD

For clients who have experienced trauma, one central facet within the Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care (IWBMC) includes incorporating our Trauma-Support Model within all aspects of the day, which is expanded upon within the Hope School Model. The IWBMC provides clients with a safe environment that allows opportunities for collaboration, builds trustworthiness, and encourages their participation in choices throughout the day.

Within our Trauma-Support Model, clients are placed in small groups based on their level of academic readiness, emotional-relational-behavioral support, daily living independence, and interpersonal communication skills. Clients can change how they see their world and process events, situations, and emotions.  A variety of techniques support client growth, including those that:

  • Help to alleviate dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors, and emotional responses
  • Identify possible triggers and help to recognize related emotions and behaviors
  • Provide individual strategies to self-regulate emotional and behavioral states

The daily client-provider relationship also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) components.

Diagnoses We See

Helping kids with trauma

Our Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care helps clients overcome past negative experiences by creating the right neural pathways. We serve clients with various trauma-related diagnoses such as:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
Environments for Clients with Trauma

Evaluation. Assessment. Individualized Plans.

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care builds upon itself, helping clients to create a more complex interplay of their thoughts, feelings, emotions, introspection, and interpersonal perspective-taking over time. It is of utmost importance to meet each client exactly where they are neurodevelopmentally through an integrated approach of the emotional-behavioral-relational therapeutic model and individualized neurodevelopmental interventions, while being mindful and aware of each individual’s previous experiences.

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Safe Spaces

Our campuses are “safe spaces” where clients can advocate for their needs, find the right amount of sensory input, and connect with nature. Classrooms are designed to enable focus and support unique learning styles.

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Enduring Relationships

At Jacob's Ladder, clients form trusting and enduring relationships with their providers. The client experience is not just academic and therapeutic. Relational growth is also essential for wholeness.

Learn about our success in helping clients with PTSD.

Scientifically Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments

A better functioning brain helps children and young adults overcome past experiences with trauma.  Delivering appropriate interventions in effective ways help students to make tremendous relational, academic, functional, and neurodevelopmental gains

Overcoming PTSD and related trauma disorders is possible for children and young adults. Let us share our proven approach.

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407 Hardscrabble Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075

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