Trauma Recovery Program
The Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) is a multidisciplinary mental health program that provides specialized professional services to adolescents (ages 14-18), young adults (18-24) and their families who have experienced trauma, including physical or sexual abuse and witnessing severe violence.
Trauma Recovery Program services include:
- Mental health treatment including: clinical assessment, evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment and medication management, as well as clinical case management
- Psychiatric consultation (i.e. one time evaluation with recommendations)
- Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, and if indicated, ongoing management of pharmacotherapy
- A harm reduction approach to treating substance abuse
- Patient and family education
- Community education and consultation
Trauma services are individualized for the needs of the specific patient and draw on many evidence-based modalities of care. After initial stabilization, clients with significant trauma-related symptoms, or those at high risk for re-victimization, are offered time-limited trauma-informed services (individual therapy, group therapy, family support, medication management). Up to 16 weeks of services are offered, with the possibility of extension for clients with continued medical or psychiatric necessity.
Trauma-informed treatment incorporates psychotherapeutic approaches that have proven most effective for PTSD and other disorders, such as depression, borderline personality disorder, and substance use disorder. These include cognitive behavioral therapy, stress inoculation therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal and supportive therapy, and when appropriate, prolonged exposure therapy.
The TRP utilizes a harm reduction approach (including motivational interviewing) for clients with co-occurring substance abuse issues and provides referrals to for clients with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders.
DC Rape Crisis Center
Child and Family Services Agency
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline (RAINN)
DC – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison Unit (LGBTLU)
Montgomery County Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID)