Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy

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Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy


    Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for

    Education and Therapy

    10 Session Adolescent Version

    Participant Handouts

    Julian Ford, Ph.D., Marisol Cruz St. Juste, MA, Judith Ford, MA

    Copyright (c) 2001-2006 by the University of Connecticut Health Center

    All Rights Reserved.

    No part of this work may be copied or distributed without prior written permission.

TARGET Group Ground Rules


    ? Group meets __________________________________________

    ? Members must attend every group or tell a leader if you cannot attend

    ? No more than 2 missed sessions in a row or you’ll have to do another



    ? Respectful listening is as important as talking in group sessions

    ? Each member can decide to take part in each activity or not to


    ? No one talks outside group about what anyone else says or does in the


    ? No physical hitting, kicking or any other way of hurting other people in


    ? No one can attend a group session if they are using drugs

I have read and understood the rules written above. I understand that

    these rules are to promote make this group safe and helpful for every

    member. I helped to decide these rules and I agree to follow them.

Group Members’ Names:

    __________________ ___________________

    __________________ ___________________

    ________________ ___________________

    __________________ ___________________

? Raging

    ? Drinking

    ? Drugging

    ? Eating (Too Much or Too Little) ? Gambling

    ? High Risk Sexual Behavior ? Toxic Relationships

    ? Violence (Hurting Yourself or Other People) ? Taking Care of Others and Neglecting Yourself ? Too Much Shopping

    ? Too Much Sleeping

    ? Too Much Exercising

    ? Procrastination or Avoidance ? Using TV or Computer Games to Escape from Reality ? Hurting Other People or Animals ? Destroying Property

    ? Risky High Speed Activities

SOS: Three Steps to Focusing

Step #1: SLOW DOWN

    Take a time out; sit comfortably; allow one thought at a time; pay attention to the

    natural rhythm of your breathing.


    Notice your surroundings where you are and who is with you; Focus on something

    of interest that you can see or hear.

Step #3: SELF - CHECK

    How much stress? How much control?

Stress Level: Low Stress 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 High Stress

Personal Control: No Control 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Complete Control

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