Posted 1 January 2001 in StressPoints by Terri J. Haven, Springfield College School of Social Work, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Research confirms that more than one-third of women are childhood trauma survivors. We understand our clients' presentations, in great part, as adaptations to severe neglect and abuse. However, despite the wealth of research and clinical expertise, an underserved and misunderstood population still exists. This article offers an overview of a collaborative effort that is successfully shaping a trauma framework within an unlikely setting - a jail.