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Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
April, 2012

This guide was created by the National Center on Trauma-Informed Care. It is designed as a resource for peer supporters in behavioral health or other settings who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups of which they are members. The guide provides information, tools, and resources needed to engage in culturally responsive, trauma-informed peer support relationships with women. Chapters include the following:

  • Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Practices
  • Am I a Trauma Survivor?
  • Peer Support Fundamentals
  • Gender Politics and the Criminalization of Women
  • Culture and Trauma
  • Religion, Spirituality and Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Peer Support Across the Lifespan
  • Trauma and Peer Support Relationships
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Care
  • Organizational Context: Working in Systems
  • Trauma-Informed Storytelling and Other Healing Practices
  • Self-Inflicted Violence and Peer Support
  • Reclaiming Power Through Social Action