For the past fifteen years, Community Connections has examined the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of individuals diagnosed with severe mental disorders. Initial work focused on the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse among women receiving services at the agency. Later, we turned to exploring the helpfulness of specific trauma services for women, men and adolescent girls. Click titles below for more information on the following projects:
The District of Columbia Trauma Collaboration Study
(1998-2004). This SAMHSA-funded project, part of the multi-site Women, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Violence Study, examined the effectiveness of a comprehensive, integrated, trauma-focused package of services for women trauma survivors.
Youth Violence Prevention (2003-2006). This SAMHSA/CMHS project developed, implemented, and evaluated a set of activities (education and trauma-focused group interventions) designed to facilitate trauma recovery among adolescent girls using the Love and Life: G-TREM model in schools.
for current opportunities to join the staff of particular projects at Community Connections.
For more information about related training opportunities, please see our Training & Consultation
page or contact Lori Beyer, MSW, Director of Trauma Training, at 202-608-4788 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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to purchase specific trauma-related treatment manuals developed at Community Connections.