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Risking Connection: A Training Curriculum for Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse, is the only basic trauma training curriculum specially designed for staff in public mental health settings.

The curriculum was developed by trauma specialists at the Trauma Research, Education, and Training Institute, Inc. (TREAT) of South Windsor, CT with the support of the Departments of Mental Health in the states of Maine and New York. This affordable curriculum is now available to all interested agencies and individuals. It was prepared with editorial and clinical input from helping professionals and trauma survivors with extensive experience in state mental health systems, clinical treatments of traumatic stress conditions, curriculum design, and the law.
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Christine Courtois
Risking Connection is a long overdue and much needed resource. Its breadth and depth are quite astounding yet it has a flexibility and accessibility that will allow it to be used in a variety of service settings with a wide variety of professionals and paraprofessionals alike. (Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D. Clinical and Training Director, The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, The Psychiatric Institute of Washington Psychologist, Independent Practice Author, Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines, Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Workshop Model, and Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy)
Dusty Miller
As a teacher and trainer in the trauma field for many years, I have often wished for a well-organized, accessible trauma training manual: finally there is one! Risking Connection is a wonderful training tool, written for a broad variety of helping professionals. The writers bring all the essential trauma issues into sharp focus, allowing the helper to understand, feel and act. (Dusty Miller, Ed.D., Author of Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book of Hope and Understanding)
Jacki McKinney
I have participated in this training and I have seen it work! Risking Connection is extremely valuable for workers in large public mental health systems, but it is equally effective for sensitizing staff in all the other agencies that serve trauma survivors, such as welfare and social services. (Jacki McKinney, Consumer/Survivor/Recovered Person, Independent Consultant, Women and Violence Study)
John Briere
Risking Connection provides the essential tools of trauma-informed clinical intervention, and describes the underlying philosophy and general principles of trauma treatment. Just as important, it devotes considerable attention to the effects of this work on the practitioner. I can't say enough about the timeliness and importance of this book. (John Briere, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology Director, Psychological Trauma Clinic, University of Southern California School of Medicine)
Jon G. Allen
From their thorough understanding of trauma, seasoned by clinical wisdom, the authors have developed a comprehensive treatment approach that empowers clients by fostering active collaboration... The curriculum is based on a compelling premise: The relationship heals, and the healer's health and well-being must be at the forefront of training and practice. To sustain the work, clinicians must practice what they preach. This is a masterful approach to a major public health problem.(Jon G. Allen, Ph.D. Helen Malsin Chair in Mental Health Research, The Menninger Clinic)
Maxine Harris
Risking Connection is a wonderful curriculum for training practitioners at all skill levels for work with survivors of sexual and physical abuse trauma. The beauty of the curriculum lies both in its inherent flexibility, allowing it to be used in a range of settings and formats and in its profound sensitivity to the complex pain experienced by survivors of abuse. (Maxine Harris, Ph.D., Author of Trauma Recovery and Empowerment: A Clinicians Guide for Working with Women in Groups)
Robin Connors
An understanding of power and control issues are a key element in effective therapeutic work with survivors of abuse conveyed through real-life practice scenarios and self-reflective exercises. A focus on the needs and experiences of workers is woven throughout the curriculum, providing a crucial component often lacking in training programs. (Robin E. Connors, Ph.D. Author of the forthcoming Self-Injury: Psychotherapy with People Who Engage in Self-Inflicted Violence)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886968080
  • Publisher: Sidran Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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