Henry Ortiz is Founder of Trauma Through A Traumatized Perspective Trainings (TTTP) Trainings.
Check out this great interview on Univision 19 Noticias
Henry Ortiz is a formerly incarcerated community organizer and trauma informed trainer. During his 18 years of incarceration he went to college, educated himself, and Co-Founded Self-Awareness & Recovery (SAR) in 2005, as a way to address untreated trauma in the prison system among his peers. He eventually wrote various curriculums, conducted facilitator trainings, and facilitated workshops that pertained to trauma, victim impact, youth mentorship, criminal and gang behavior, self-esteem building, mediation skills, meditation and emotional intelligence. Through his fearless resiliency, he was able to expand SAR through different institutions through the inmates that he trained. And with the support of his mentors and trainers of evidence based model programs created by; Author Robin Casarjian of “Houses of Healing,” Author Bethany Casarjian of “Power Source” and Author Doug E. Knoll “De-Escalate,” Ortiz was able to use his skills and training to write a Self-help book (that has not yet been published) titled “Trauma Through A Traumatized Perspective.”
Since his release in November 2017, Ortiz has been featured in the New York Times, Univision, articles written by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, and in Sacramento News & Review. Ortiz has been proactive in teaching trauma informed workshops to at-risk youth in 5 schools located in the Sacramento region, juvenile detention centers, county jails, and in prisons within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He is a re-entry navigator for formally incarcerated returning citizens to help find housing, employment, and the resources they need. 5 months after his release was awarded a grant by the California Endowment Foundation to produce his Schools Not Prisons Documentary titled “Dancing In Shackles“