Healing Trauma Evaluation Report

Madeline Petrillo, Megan Thomas*, Sophie Elizabeth Hanspal

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Healing Trauma evaluation project used a mixed methods research design to evaluate the Healing Trauma intervention in seven women's prisons in England. The evaluation measured the impact of Healing Trauma on symptoms of trauma and offending-related behaviours among women prison residents. The evaluation concluded that Healing Trauma has positive impacts on depression, anxiety, PTSD, psycholgical distress, and trauma-related problems such as dissociation and sleep disturbance. Focus group discussions revealed participants found the intervention highly valuable, particularly in terms of improving trust, self-confidence, overcoming shame, and developing their coping skills.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOne Small Thing
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019


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