Promising Practices and Model Programs: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma


NCDVTMH conducted interviews with 45 programs identified by their peers as engaged in innovative trauma-informed work with survivors of violence and their families. 30 of the interviews were conducted with domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocacy programs; 15 were completed with programs providing services for refugees and survivors of torture. The interviews gathered comprehensive information about how programs conceptualize trauma-informed and trauma-specific work. They included a focus on culturally specific approaches to trauma and healing, including collective approaches, community-based practices, and those that can be offered by advocates and trusted community members. The key themes that emerged from these interviews are summarized within this report.

Latest Resources for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Providers