Group Intervention for Children of Mothers with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse

This is a structured, children’s skills building group intervention that was developed as part of the SAMHSA Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Children’s Subset Study.

Children with mothers who have co-occuring mental health and substance abuse issues; two age groups 5-7 and 8-10.

Contact Information: To obtain the curriculum Group work with Children of Battered Women: A Practitioner’s Manual by Einat Peled and Diane Davis as adapted by The Coordinating Center and the Children’s Subcommittee for the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study, visit books.google.com.

ATRIUM – Addictions and Trauma Recovery Integration Model

ATRIUM is a 12-session recovery model designed for groups as well as for individuals and their therapists and counselors. The acronym, ATRIUM, is meant to suggest that the recovery groups are a starting point for healing and recovery. This model has been used in local prisons, jail diversion projects, AIDS programs, and drop-in centers for survivors. ATRIUM is a model intended to bring together peer support, psycho-education, interpersonal skills training, meditation, creative expression, spirituality, and community action to support survivors in addressing and healing from trauma.

Designed to serve survivors of sexual and physical abuse, those with substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, those who are actively engaged in harmful relationships, who self-injure, have serious psychiatric diagnoses, and for those who enact violence and abuse against others.

Alternative for Families – A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), formerly known as, Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Physical Abuse

Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment (EBT) designed to improve the relationships between children and parents/caregivers in families involved in physical coercion/force and chronic conflict/hostility.

The content of AF-CBT is designed to address concerns about child physical abuse and/or exposure to related circumstances, such as harsh physical discipline/punishment, as well as child/family aggression and family interactions characterized by hostile interactions and conflict.

Children/Adolescents (5-16 years old) and their families/caregivers; useful for caregivers who rely upon the use of physical force with their children, children and adolescents who exhibit externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggressive behavior) and limited social competence, and families whose interactions appear hostile, coercive, and volatile.