This is an Intermediate level course. The B-TREM model for adolescent boys (12-18 years old) is derived from the evidenced-based women’s TREM. This 12-session, manualized group intervention addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on boys with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 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.
By the end of 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 boys exhibit;
- Discuss strategies needed to form and sustain B-TREM group membership;
- Discuss format of the sessions and how that distinguishes B-TREM from other individual and group approaches to trauma recovery;
- Identify specific leader techniques used in the B-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 B-TREM groups.
- Discuss the importance and reasons for using experiential exercises in groups with adolescents.
- Discuss the need for self-care for staff members who facilitate TREM groups
Practitioner and Direct Service staff from behavioral health programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.