Since launching its program in 2017, Poetic has “provided 24/7 access to evidence-based trauma therapy, art therapy, an on-site school and paid internships for girls (aged 12-18+) with a history of complex trauma.”
According to Poetic Co-Founder/CEO Dr. HaeSung Han, “Juvenile justice-involved girls who have experienced complex trauma are most vulnerable to re-victimization upon discharge from the juvenile justice system. There is a sensitive period that can determine the level of success a youth achieves when she integrates back into her community.”
The program includes four systems to help clients including Trauma Therapy, Creative Arts Studio, Design Co. and Poetic School for Girls.
Thanks to a partnership with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, Poetic is able to “provide free in-community therapeutic after-case ending the cycle of re-victimization and the revolving door of system involvement.”
The Texas Bar Foundation not only has recognized the value of such a program, it has awarded $10,000 “to drive its proven model equipping girls to persist forward.”
As Poetic Co-Founder/Boar Chair Jennifer Tinker put it, “Through their partnership and financial support, the Texas Bar Foundation is ensuring our community’s most vulnerable girls can access the support and services necessary to navigate the juvenile justice system, move beyond their victimization and lead healthy and productive lives in Dallas.”
* Graphic courtesy of Poetic