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Helping Women Recovery (HWR) is a curriculum designed to treat women with histories of addiction and trauma in various settings. Sessions of HWR are based in four modules: self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality; areas that have been identified as relapse triggers that are crucial to growth and healing. A combination of psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral, expressive arts, and relational approaches are employed in sessions. Beyond Trauma (BT) is a trauma-specific curriculum following HWR that highlights the areas of violence, abuse and trauma, the impact of trauma, and healing from trauma. Major emphasis is placed on coping skills, especially emotional wellness development. Beyond Trauma also aims to help women in their expression and experience of feelings of grief, loss, fear, shame, and anger.