Helping Women Recover & Beyond Trauma (HWR/BT) [Trauma Treatment (Adult)]

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Helping Women Recover & Beyond Trauma (HWR/BT) [Trauma Treatment (Adult)] has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Trauma Treatment (Adult), but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Adult women with addictive disorders and a trauma history (e.g., abuse, domestic violence, community violence, etc.)

Brief Description

HWR/BT is a 29-session intervention that integrates three theories: a theory of addiction, a theory of women’s psychological development, and a theory of trauma; and then adds a psychoeducational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact. The program model is organized into seven modules. The first four: Self, Relationships, Sexuality, and Spirituality are areas that recovering women have identified as triggers for relapse and as necessary for growth and healing. The last three: Violence, Abuse, and Trauma; The Impact of Trauma on Women’s Lives; and Healing from Trauma; focus on the trauma with a major emphasis on coping skills, with specific exercises for developing emotional wellness. The program comes with facilitator’s manuals, two participant workbooks (A Women’s Journal and A Healing Journey), and 3 DVDs. The materials are designed to be user-friendly and self-instructive. A special edition for criminal justice settings has also been developed.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Helping Women Recover & Beyond Trauma (HWR/BT) [Trauma Treatment (Adult)] are to accomplish a/an:

  • Decrease in substance abuse
  • Decrease in depression
  • Increase in understanding of trauma
  • Decrease in trauma symptoms
  • Increase in self-efficacy
  • Stabilized recovery

Contact Information

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

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2013