Rhyme Spree (Poem)

My trigger finger swollen I’m jonezin I got my mind made up and my money on my own plan Now who’s holdin? I got no nac for these jiggaz who don’t get it til the aftermath

Silence Don’t Take (Lyrics)

The city silence don’t take See all the silence is yo-o-ours The silence is yo-o-ours Time don’t go back I’m a be oooon To make you-ooh walk in the raaaain

Censor This (Lyrics)

Dead haul
Hanging out the window
Flippin up my finger
Hell if I offend ya

Crucify Me (Lyrics)

Safe
Seems like a foreign land
Feels like I’m suffocating
When I can’t kneel down

Authority (Poem)

Authority is like a pusstulating zit
Waiting to explode
Starts off as an infection just under the skin
Then grows in size like the penal code

Peer Support: Principles of Trauma Informed Care

One of SAMHSA’s 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery is that “recovery is supported by addressing trauma.” Trauma informed care is thus an intrinsic aspect of peer support. Understanding a person’s situation, both past and present, is critical for providing trauma informed supports. A peer worker’s ability to share lived experience and validate peer feelings, perceptions and experiences is often more of a healing process for people in recovery than the rigid and controlling therapy programs that are thrust upon people seeking help.