Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women (HT)

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About This Program

Target Population: Adult women who have been abused

Brief Description

Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women (HT) is a 6-session trauma intervention designed for women who have been abused. Revised in 2016, the facilitator guide and participant workbook is on a CD which allows for easy duplication. There are introductory materials for the facilitator and then detailed instructions (specific lesson plans) for the sessions. The session topics include: the process of trauma, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) questionnaire, power and abuse, grounding and self-soothing, and healthy relationships. There is a strong emphasis on grounding skills. HT is an adaptation of Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women which is highlighted on the CEBC as part of the combined intervention, Helping Women Recover & Beyond Trauma. It is particularly designed for settings requiring a shorter intervention: Jails, domestic violence agencies, and sexual assault services. The materials focus on the three core fundamentals that both staff and clients need: An understanding of what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (e.g., thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and values) and the outer self (e.g., behavior and relationships).

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women (HT) are:

  • Increase understanding of trauma
  • Decrease in trauma symptoms
  • Decrease in depression
  • Increase in self-efficacy

Contact Information

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW
Agency/Affiliation: Center for Gender and Justice
Website: www.stephaniecovington.com
Phone: (858) 454-8528
Fax: (858) 454-8598

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2013

Last CEBC Contact Date: February 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2012