Implementing a trauma recovery framework for youths in residential treatment

Jeanne C. Rivard, David McCorkle, Mariama E. Duncan, Lina E. Pasquale, Sandra L. Bloom, Robert Abramovitz

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This paper describes an intervention designed to address the special needs of youths with histories of maltreatment and exposure to family and community violence. The primary components of the model include an enhanced therapeutic community environment and a psychoeducation program that is aimed at changing non-adaptive cognitive and behavioral patterns which developed as means of coping with traumatic experiences. The implementation of the model and proximal effects on the therapeutic communities and youths are being examined in comparison to standard residential services. Initial perceptions of staff illustrate the challenges in applying an intervention that calls for changing the organizational culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-550
Number of pages22
JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent
  • Psychoeducation
  • Recovery Model
  • Therapeutic Environment
  • Trauma


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