Trauma Informed Care

Our mentors are certified trained facilitators in trauma informed care for boys of color. We believe mentoring is serious business…

Poster Child (600x635)“Our project is focused on translating the theory of trauma science into a way that provides practical results on behavior. We achieve this by connecting cultural experiences to social emotional states and the resulting values and behaviors of gang and drug impacted communities.”

~ K-RAHN Vallatine

We provide a trauma psychology curriculum infused with cultural anthropological learning from study of “pop crack cocaine” hip-hop culture, a major force behind the development of counterproductive youth value systems and resulting behaviors of urban African American and Latino youth.

Our curriculum addresses negative behaviors by asking ourselves “what happened to this boy?”, then offer support, direction & encouragement to reverse many of the counter-productive values developed growing up in this culture.


“This curriculum does a great deal of work in helping young people identify their problems, name their obstacles, receive help, and rise above the bewildering social and cultural options that hold out destruction in name of popularity. Live Above The Hype is a manifesto of independent critical thought.”    
~  Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Many curriculum do not focus on educating students that have been exposed to trauma stemming from community violence. Most programs, even those that have been updated, focus on behavior changes through stereotypical versions of cultural stereotypes or only offer education curriculum that target students with traditional special needs.

Trauma exposed students that exhibit complex trauma behaviors are excluded from many pedagogical practices. High school drop out and truancy rates, and academic underachievement in gang and drug impacted communities reveal that our current solutions are failing.


K-Rahn with group paying attention


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