2015 – 2016 Webinar Series: Trauma-Focused Interventions for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence


2015 – 2016

Trauma-Focused Interventions for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence


Although research on trauma-focused interventions continues to grow, there are still only a limited number of interventions designed specifically for responding to the traumatic effects of domestic and sexual violence.

One of NCDVTMH’s current key initiatives is to help fill this gap by working to identify and promote the implementation of culture- and gender-responsive approaches to healing that are relevant for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, particularly interventions that can be offered in a range of settings including domestic and sexual violence programs.

As part of that effort, this webinar series was designed to highlight some of these emerging and evidence-based approaches.

All live webinars will be closed captioned and free of charge.

For more information, please contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Survivors of Trauma: An Introduction

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 1:00 – 2:30pm (CST)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center>

Over the past several years, there has been a growing awareness of the benefits of mindfulness-based approaches for healing from interpersonal trauma. This webinar will provide an overview of mindfulness practice and discuss the ways it may be useful for survivors of interpersonal trauma, including domestic violence. This webinar will also discuss the rationale, feasibility, and preliminary effectiveness of mindfulness training as a trauma-specific intervention.

Dr. Dutton has completed an NIMH-funded study examining the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for PTSD and depression among African American women who are also survivors of trauma. Dr Dutton also offers MBSR to the general community through Georgetown Medstar.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Survivors of Trauma: An Introduction

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW

This webinar introduces the newly revised evidence-based Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women program. The revised edition incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and the principles of relational therapy are integrated in this strength-based approach. The curriculum also has a psycho-educational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values) and the outer self (behavior and relationships, including parenting).

This webinar focuses on techniques to help women develop coping skills, as well as emotional wellness. In addition, there is a brief discussion on adapting the materials for girls. The newly revised six session Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women is also introduced.

This webinar will include a 15 minute Q&A session at the end.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women

Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW

This webinar introduces and provides a concise overview of Beyond Anger & Violence, a new manualized curriculum for women who struggle with the issue of anger. The curriculum can be used to offer groups within community settings, such as domestic violence services. Beyond Anger & Violence is the first manualized intervention for women that focuses on anger, as well as the trauma they may have experienced. It utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies (i.e., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive behavioral restructuring and grounding skills for trauma triggers). This webinar provides an overview of this new intervention, with a focus on the guiding theory, structure, and content needed for running groups.

This webinar will include a 15 minute Q&A session at the end.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


More resources:

Also as part of this overarching initiative, NCDVTMH recently completed a literature review of currently available interventions designed specifically for responding to the traumatic effects of domestic and sexual violence: NCDVTMH Review of Trauma-Specific Treatment in the Context of Domestic Violence.

  • **New Webinar Tracking Tool!**

    We have created a simple tool to help you keep track of the webinars that you have attended and watched. This tool is currently a Word document and can either be printed or saved directly to your computer. We will update the tool as we add new webinar series.

    You can access the tool at the following link: NCDVTMH Webinar Tracking Sheet


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