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Groupwork with Children of Battered Women: A Practitioner's Manual

Enhancing Substance Abuse Recovery Through Integrated Trauma Treatment

Triad Girls’ Group Treatment Manual

Trauma Within The Psychiatric Setting: A Preliminary Empirical Report

Creating Trauma Services for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders

Parenting Issues for Women with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Who Have Histories of Trauma


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The National Trauma Consortium

The NTC represents people and organizations who:

  • Recognize the damage that interpersonal violence does to individuals and to society, and
  • Want to do something about it, and
  • Are committed to working in partnership with people who have experienced trauma.

Why focus on trauma?
Trauma is often the central issue for people with mental health problems, substance abuse problems, or co-occurring disorders, and there are huge personal, social and economic costs to ignoring trauma.

More important, people can and do recover from the effects of trauma if they receive the right services and support. Effective treatment models been developed and tested. Many have been adapted for use in different social service settings and for special populations. Training programs are also available to help staff understand and respond to trauma.

Our goal at the NTC is to help get this information into the hands of all the people who can use it.

A Few Facts about Trauma

In mental health and substance abuse service settings

  • As many as 80% of men and women in psychiatric hospitals have experienced physical or sexual abuse, most of them as children.
  • The majority of adults diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (81%)or Dissociative Identity Disorder (90%) were abused as children.
  • Up to two-thirds of both men and women in substance abuse treatment report childhood abuse or neglect.
  • Nearly 90% of alcoholic women were sexually abused as children or suffered severe violence at the hands of a parent.

In childhood and adolescence

  • 82% of young people in inpatient and residential treatment programs have histories of trauma.
  • Violence is a significant causal factor in 10-25% of all developmental disabilities.

In the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems

  • 80% of women in prison and jail have been victims of sexual and physical abuse.
  • In one study, 92% of incarcerated girls reported sexual, physical or severe emotional abuse.
  • Boys who experience or witness violence are 1,000 times more likely to commit violence than those who do not.

From The Damaging Consequences of Violence and Trauma, 2004, compiled by Ann Jennings, PhD. Download at Documents