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Using Trauma-Informed AOD Treatment Practices to Improve Outcomes for African-American Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Published Date
January, 2008

African American women have as high, and in some studies higher, rates of trauma as women from other racial groups in substance abuse treatment. This article recommends numerous trauma-informed practices to be used by programs specifically working with women who have experienced trauma. It also recommends a simple agency assessment to identify specific strengths and weaknesses in terms of being able to effectively address trauma.