CAP-VIP incorporates the principles of trauma-informed care endorsed by SAMHSA: 

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness and transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality
  • Empowerment, voice, and choice
  • Cultural, historical and gender

CAP-VIP also acknowledges that trauma not only affects the individual but also the caregivers of the violently injured.

The program offers a holistic approach to trauma-informed care that includes the survivor and caregiver. Furthermore, we are committed to a patient-centered approach to achieving healthy outcomes where program participants are empowered to advocate and engage in the decision-making process regarding their health outcomes. Our program encourages engagement, empowerment, and collaboration to achieve healthy outcomes among survivors of violent injury and their family members.