About Cooper's Crossroad
Cooper’s Crossroad mission is to raise awareness of the profound effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences by providing programs and educational resources for our community.
Cooper’s Crossroad vision is to build a healthier community by raising awareness surrounding adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
A belief in the power of healing
Integrity in everything we do
Compassion for those around us
Continuing education to enable growth
Inspire transformation through shared stories of trauma, healing and resilience.
In 1998 the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was published, linking childhood exposure to trauma and adversity to poor behavioral, social, mental, and physical health outcomes across the lifespan*. The ACE study and subsequent research demonstrate the widespread prevalence of trauma, and set the groundwork for creating trauma-informed care (TIC) policies and practices. The goal of the TIC framework is to foster a culture of safety, connection, transparency, trust, and collaboration in an effort to resist re-traumatization for individuals engaging with professsionals in service-related fields. Learn more about the principles of trauma-informed care here.
By raising awareness regarding the prevalence and impact of trauma throughout a lifespan, Cooper's Crossroad hopes to educate individuals and professionals to the downstream effect of trauma that can lead to risky behaviors and mental and physical illnesses. Prevention, healing, and recovery from trauma through the lens of trauma-informed care principles and practices has the potential to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and service professionals. Cooper's Corssroad is fully committed to collaborating with service organizations and offering outdoor equine and farm-based programs to promote health and well-being. Please contact us to discuss scheduling a speaking engagement or to learn more about our equine-facilitated activities.
* Felitti, V.J., Anda, R.F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D.F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., ... Marks, J.S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: the adverse childhood experiences (ACE) study. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 14, 245-258.