Seeking Safety [Substance Abuse Treatment (Adolescent) and Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent)]

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Seeking Safety [Substance Abuse Treatment (Adolescent) and Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent)] has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Substance Abuse Treatment (Adolescent) and Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent).

Target Population: Adolescents with a history of trauma and/or substance abuse

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 17

Brief Description

Seeking Safety is a present-focused, coping skills therapy to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. The treatment is available as a book, providing both client handouts and clinician guidelines. The treatment may be conducted in group or individual format for adolescents (both females, and males) in various settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, residential, home care, and schools). Seeking Safety consists of 25 topics that can be conducted in any order and number. Examples of topics are Safety, Asking for Help, Setting Boundaries in Relationships, Healthy Relationships, Community Resources, Compassion, Creating Meaning, Discovery, Recovery Thinking, Taking Good Care of Yourself, Commitment, Coping with Triggers, Self-Nurturing, Red and Green Flags, and Life Choices. Seeking Safety has been also rated by the CEBC in the areas of Substance Abuse Treatment (Adult) and Trauma Treatment (Adult), click here to see that entry.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Seeking Safety are:

  • Reduce trauma and/or substance abuse symptoms
  • Increase safe coping in relationships
  • Increase safe coping in thinking
  • Increase safe coping in behavior
  • Increase safe coping in emotions

Contact Information

Name: Lisa M. Najavits, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Treatment Innovations
Website: www.seekingsafety.org
Email:
Phone: (617) 299-1610
Fax: (617) 701-1295

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2010