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Adolescent Girl & Young Women Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Group Intervention (G-TREM)

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
1.3 IACET CE's

This is an Intermediate level course.  The G-TREM model for adolescent girls (12-14 years old) and young women (15-18 years old) is derived from the evidenced-based Women’s TREM.  This 16-session group intervention addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on adolescent girls and young women, including those with serious mental illness &/or substance use disorders.  Three to five hours of training in basic trauma theory is required for G-TREM training participants to receive certificates of completion for this two-day workshop.  At the end of the workshop participants should be able to co-facilitate this group model.  Participants in this training have completed the required application process and review

Learning Objectives: 

By the end f this course participants will be able to:

  • List the core assumptions, which provide the foundation for the TREM approach to trauma recovery work;
  • Discuss the complex and multiple connections between trauma, mental health symptoms, and substance abuse;
  • List at least three (3) common responses to interpersonal violence that adolescent girls exhibit;
  • Discuss strategies needed to form and sustain TREM group membership;
  • Discuss format of the sessions and how that distinguishes TREM from other individual and group approaches to trauma recovery;
  •  Identify specific leader techniques used in the TREM model;
  •  Practice leader techniques in “mock groups” with feedback and coaching from workshop leaders and participants;
  • Identify how and when to use grounding techniques with individuals participating in group sessions;
  • Discuss the need for self-care for staff members who facilitate TREM groups.
  • Discuss the importance and reasons for using experiential exercises in groups with adolescents
Intended Audience: 

Practitioner and Direct Service staff from behavioral health programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire two days, participate in activities, submit a course evaluation for each session and complete the companion training requirement in order to receive credits