Where does the term Neutral Ground originate? "Neutral ground, the New Orleans toponym used for street medians, is a phrase that originated in Western Louisiana". This area near the Sabine River became known as a free state. After the arrival of Anglo-Americans in the mid 1800s the term continued to resonate as a concept between Anglo and Creoles "for negotiating disputes and contested spaces".
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SAMHSA Six Key Principles of Trauma- Informed Approach:
Trustworthiness and Transparency
Collaboration and Mutuality
Empowerment, Voice and Choice
Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
We are the Neutral Ground Collective and we are dedicated to helping communities and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives. We believe in order to achieve ideal health we must care for the whole person; mind, body and spirit.
To provide holistic mental health care utilizing nature and the arts. Individual and group sessions incorporate a trauma-sensitive approach to allow individuals and communities to thrive.
Ensuring a decolonized psychological approach to mental health care for marginalized communities throughout Louisiana. Consideration will be given to trauma that has been experienced across lifespans and generations, including historical grief and loss, structural trauma and systemic racism.