Trauma-Specific Interventions

The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care has offered several evidence-based and evidence-supported trauma interventions. ITTIC has provided trauma-specific treatment to refugees and immigrants, victims of domestic violence, women struggling with addiction and children who have experienced various froms of trauma. 

After a group with refugee women combining Seeking Safety and mandala art, one woman commented, “I feel happy again.”

Seeking Safety Program

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. The treatment is available as a book, providing both client handouts and guidance for clinicians.

The treatment was designed for flexible use. It has been conducted in group and individual format; for women, men and mixed-gender individuals; using all topics or fewer topics; in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, residential); and for both substance abuse and dependence. It has also been used with people who have a trauma history but do not meet criteria for PTSD.

Other Trauma-specific Interventions

In addition to implementing Seeking Safety, ITTIC has sponsored trainings for area professionals working with individuals with histories of trauma. See more about Service Provider trainings.

For more information please contact The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care at sw-ittic@buffalo.edu.