The Trauma Recovery Program is a faith-based response to adult survivors of childhood abuse and/or neglect. It is offered free of charge by the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
Trauma is an event or series of events, combined with an individual's vulnerability, that creates an obstacle in normal human development.
The treatment goal of the Trauma Recovery Program is to help individuals improve their functioning by helping them to stabilize, using new tools learned in a group setting. The program encourages effective living in the present, rather than recovery of repressed memories. Healing occurs with the processing and integrating of feelings, thoughts and behaviors.The Trauma Recovery Program embraces the core concepts and skills of the "Trauma Model," a treatment model developed by Colin A. Ross, M.D. With his permission, the program utilizes Dr. Ross' concepts in conjunction with the expertise and skills of the facilitator-therapists.
Classes are held in the morning (9:30 a.m. to 12 noon) or evening (7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.).
Participants must call 381-8917 ext. 223 to register. Currently we still have openings for both morning and evening classes.
The Trauma Recovery Program is also offered in Spanish. Spring 2016 sessions begin April 5th and end June 7th. If you are interested in participating in a Spanish-speaking group you may call Lissette Mira-/Amaya at 269-217-0526