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    Healing Trauma:  Strategies for Abused Women


    This interactive one-day training is based on the concept and values of trauma-informed services.  It also presents a new five-session trauma curriculum for women who have been abused.  The focus is on the core things that both staff and clients need: an understanding of what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values) and the outer self (behavior and relationships).   Presentation topics include: the process of trauma, power and abuse, grounding and self-soothing, and healthy relationships.  Healing Trauma (HT) is an adaptation of the best selling, evidence-based Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women.  It is particularly designed for settings requiring a shorter intervention: jails, domestic violence agencies, and sexual assault services.  The program materials consist of a facilitator guide and participant workbook which are on a CD-Rom to allow for easy duplication.  The workbook is written in both English and Spanish.


    • To define gender-responsive and trauma-informed services
    • To discuss the connection between substance abuse and trauma
    • To describe the process of trauma and typical responses
    • To demonstrate physical and mental grounding exercises
    • To apply a variety of therapeutic interventions


    Who should attend:

    • Front line advocates
    • Social workers, counselors,
    • School outreach leaders, counselors and social workers
    • Criminal Justice: Parole Officers, District Attorneys, Law Enforcement





    Dr. Stephanie Covington is a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer.  Recognized for her pioneering work in the area of women’s issues, Dr. Covington specializes in the development and implementation of gender-responsive and trauma-informed services in both the public and private sectors.  Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology.  She has published extensively, including eight manualized treatment programs.  Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice.

    Among the many articles and books written by Dr. Covington are:

    • Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach
    • A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps and its companion workbook
    • Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women
    • Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy
    • Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction


    Registration is required for The Trauma Informed Care Institute.  SOLD OUT!

    The Institute is a pre-event to the conference.  If you’d like to also register for the conference click here.






    Continental Breakfast and lunch provided.

    Continuing Education Credits:

    The Trauma Informed Care Institute is pre-approved for CE’s through National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter and National Board for Certified Counselors.  To receive CE’s, be sure to add the appropriate entity as you register.

    Recommended Materials:   Limited time offer!

    Healing Trauma: Strategies for Abused Women CD-Rom is required in order to implement the training.  The CD includes the facilitators guide and participant workbook for easy duplication.

    Purchased with registration, the CD is $49 for CCADV/CCASA members and $79 for non-members. After the training, you may purchase the CD from Dr. Covington’s website for $99.95.  CD’s will be with your registration materials on the day of event.  We will not be mailing CD’s ahead of time. 

    To receive the discounted rate, purchases must be made at the time of registration.  Registration/CD orders must be received by May 15, 2014.  Materials will not be available for purchase at the event.