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Stress, Trauma, and PTSD

Our stress, trauma, and PTSD resources provide a comprehensive approach to stress and trauma including causes, triggers, stressors, symptoms, coping mechanisms, and self-efficacy in handling past stress and trauma (PTSD) and current issues. These workbooks assist staff and clients in identifying specific issues, stressors and triggers, and developing concrete coping skills. Resources include comprehensive model treatment plans linked to specific workbooks, behaviorally-stated objectives, and specific workbook pages.

We can readily assist your organization to select materials to address objectives, method of delivery, and time available.

Stress Management Resources

Resources include comprehensive model treatment plans linked to specific workbooks, behaviorally-stated objectives, and specific workbook pages. Supports individualized treatment planning process. Part of our life skills program.

CS9 "Managing your stress."
SD3 "Get stronger! Deal with stress and trauma in your life."
F3 "Anxiety and Fear."
SP4 "A new outlook: seeking happiness and contentment."
CS1 "Coping skills for emergencies."
CS1b "Critical coping skills."
CS2 "Coping skills: techniques for use when you are at greatest risk.."
CS3 "Coping skills, set 2: establishing a safer environment.."
CS4 "Coping skills, set 3: techniques for handling uncomfortable feelings and thoughts.."
CS4b "Breathing/Relaxation skills" (individual lessons).
CS4c "Critical coping skills."
CS10 "Reducing your risk."
PS3 "Self-efficacy and problem solving."
TT "Handling the Tough Times."
LT "Making Good Use of Your Leisure Time."
CBT1 "Introduction to Functional Thinking."
CBT2 "Emotional Intelligence."
CBT3 "Feelings Toolkit."
CBT4 "Symptoms and Early Warning Signs."
CBT5 "Triggers Program Supplement."
CBT6 "Faulty Thinking and Functional Thinking."
CBT7a "Functional Behaviors: making choices that work."
CBT7b "Coping skills for emergencies."
CBT8 "Counselors Toolbox."

Trauma

Our resources provide a comprehensive approach to post-traumatic stress, including causes, stressors, triggers, symptoms, coping mechanisms, and self-efficacy in handling past trauma and current issues. Our materials are based on time-proven concepts of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement (MET), the social learning model, and key coping and problem solving skills for both issues of relapse prevention and positive social development. These workbooks assist staff and clients in identifying specific issues and developing concrete alternatives.

SD7 "Whatís going on in my life?" Introductory workbook helps identify feelings, issues, and risk factors, reducing resistance, and beginning the process of personal awareness and change. Based on motivational enhancement (MET model). We also provide a set of "warmup" or treatment readiness activities: "Whatís important to you?" (Pre3) 5
SD2 "What went wrong?" This workbook identifies and addresses underlying issues and areas of vulnerability - critical to the process of personal change and long-term recovery. 9
SD3 Get stronger! Dealing with stress and trauma in your life. Introduces areas of trauma/PTSD issues. Links client trauma and dependencies and identifies steps toward cognitive change. Designed for youth population. 6
SD4 Facing your grief. Identifies grief and loss issues and links individual losses with dependencies. Identifies steps toward managing grief. 6
DP5 Violence at home. Short workbook helps clients understand family violence and its consequences. Helps clients identify safe choices and available options. 3
DP6 Problems at home. This short workbook is designed to help clients start to discuss family issues (neglect, abuse, abandonment, or addictions) with program staff. 3
F1 Letís talk about feelings. Specific feelings (anger, anxiety or fear, low-self-esteem/shame, hurt, and loneliness) are addressed in activities which help young clients identify and experience feelings safely. 3
F3 Anxiety and Fear identifies client anxiety symptoms, issues, stressors, and triggers. Topics include fears, phobias, and unnecessary worries. Links anxiety to dependencies. 6
G2 The Anxiety Game. Activity cards and game board guide discussion of triggers, symptoms, and behaviors relating to anxiety. 2
F8 Feeling Hurt identifies symptoms and sources of hurt. Links client experiences with hurt to dependencies. 4
G3 "Know your feelings" game - activity cards and game board guide discussion of triggers, symptoms, and behaviors relating to sadness, hurt, and loneliness. 2
SA1 Self-awareness: preventing relapse by increasing your sensitivity to your pattern or cycle & Self-awareness: examining your pattern or cycle in detail provide basic vocabulary for substance abuse treatment. Explains typical patterns of dependencies and relapse. Guides clients to examine past use and stages in personal relapse "cycle." Clients identify vulnerabilities, specific triggers to past difficulties, and "stinking thinking" (about self, about other people, not being realistic, negative thinking about the future, etc.). Clients describe how feelings of discomfort have been dealt with, how isolation may have been a contributing factor in past difficulties, typical patterns of "build up" toward relapse, the need for control of uncomfortable feelings, and steps taken in the past to achieve that feeling of control, and how they began to plan or "set themselves up" for relapse. Additionally, clients describe the specific temptations experienced in various categories, their most common harmful behaviors or dependencies, their thinking, feelings, and behavior after relapse, and issues resulting from relapse. 12
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FD5 Becoming realistic and honest with yourself. Addresses denial issues, increases self- awareness, and addresses issues of continuing vulnerability. 5
FD6 Learning to trust (trusting yourself and others) identifies and addresses basic issues of trust: (1) low trust of others (including issues of past hurt or abuse); (2) low trust of self; (3) being unworthy of trust; (4) being overly trusting. 5
D17 "Whatís wrong with choosing to be alone?" Identifies and addresses issues of : (1) isolation and avoidance; (2) effects of past abuse or trauma; (3) avoidance due to poor social skills; (4) lack of self-confidence. 4
W2 Healthy relationships and healthy boundaries. Young women will identify: family-of-origin boundary issues, personal warning signs that boundaries need to be set; personal experiences and effects of physical, emotional, sexual and verbal abuse, and drug/alcohol use as a result of boundary violations. Additionally, client will identify areas where difficulties have recently been experienced in setting boundaries and develop an action plan to start setting boundaries for specific personal problem situations. Clients will practice assertion messages to be used in setting boundaries for current issues and use practice scenarios for setting boundaries. Reference is made to boundary issues young women may experience while in custody situations. 6
W3 Control! (issues and answers for women) identifies and addresses range of controlling behaviors (including manipulation) and control issues and links controlling with dependencies. Topics include need to control feelings and controlling of others. 6
W7 Avoiding your old relationships traps. This workbook explores some of the issues and situations which caused trouble in past relationships. In many cases, problems in relationships are triggers to relapse. Clients are guided to explore and evaluate solutions for common situations or "traps" which affect women in their relationships. 6
DV1 Domestic violence #1: increasing personal awareness. A primary objective is to address denial of the issue - or its seriousness - by its victims. This workbook uses comprehensive worksheets and checklists to help participants identify and understand the physical, sexual, verbal and emotional violence they have experienced. It also helps them understand why they remained in abusive relationships. 3
DV2 Domestic violence #2: becoming less vulnerable to domestic violence. This workbook helps identify and address some of the most common underlying vulnerabilities in women who are in abusive or dysfunctional relationships. It addresses the costs and consequences of being in an unhealthy relationship, healthy and unhealthy relationships, and some of the characteristics of the abusive or controlling male. This workbook provides suggestions for healing personal areas of vulnerability and initiates the action planning process. 4
DV3 Domestic violence #3: your safety is your business develops a comprehensive individual-specific action plan for preventing future relationship difficulties. It helps identify the progressive nature of these behaviors, the reasons why she may need to get away from an abusive or threatening situation, and helps identify issues in her own thinking relating to the abusive relationship. Templates identify specific areas of personal strength which may help her in difficult times. 3
CS1 Coping skills for emergencies. Clients learn to identify their own highest risk situations, the cues that they are becoming at higher risk, what they will do to cope effectively, and then practice these new coping skills until they are confident they will work. Included in these skills are thought stopping, conflict avoidance and "escape" skills, and a comprehensive set of "refusal skills." 6
CS1b Critical coping skills (individual lessons). Critical coping skills lessons (thought stopping, thought switching, etc.), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and instructor's scripts. 2
CS2 Coping skills, set 1: techniques for use when you are at greatest risk. Provides guidance and practice in mastery of seven emergency skills — to address areas of temptation to relapse (or to act out anger, etc.). Guides the development of personal action plan for use of immediate measures at highest risk situations. 10
CS3 Coping skills, set 2: establishing a safer environment. Clients are guided to identify their most dangerous temptations, high risk people, places, things, feelings, and situations. They will identify areas of continued vulnerability to old temptations. Clients will complete action plans to avoid high risk people, places, things, and situations. 6
CS4 Coping skills, set 3: techniques for handling uncomfortable feelings and thoughts. Provides guidance in mastery of thirteen coping skills important for relapse prevention. 10
CS4b Breathing/Relaxation skills (individual lessons). Critical coping skills lessons (breathing/relaxation skills), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and instructor's scripts. 4
CS4c Creative visualization and relaxation. (individual lessons) Critical coping skills lessons (creative visualization and relaxation), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and instructorís scripts. 2
CS9 Managing Your Stress. Basic stress management workbook, including self-examination, symptoms awareness, identification of triggers, underlying stressors and lifestyle issues, evaluation of past coping, and introduction to several key coping skills. 6
PDL1 Pathways to Daily Living. Over 80 one-hour lessons with detailed lesson plans, instructorís scripts, worksheets, activity cards, and other program activities. Topics address personal hygiene, nutrition, personal organization, people skills, physical and emotional health, money management, use of leisure time, stress management, independent living. 80 lessons
LT Making Good Use of Your Leisure Time. 6 lessons (1-2 hours each, with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities). These activities remind participants of the positive possibilities in their lives. 6 lessons
LI1-3 Life Issues: (individual lessons) Dealing with crises, Taking the initiative, Joy and humor. 3 lessons
TT Handling the Tough Times. 18 lessons (1-2 hours each, with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities). Included are lessons addressing key coping skills, using community resources and external supports, and decision making. 18 lessons
MAS Communication/social skills/anti-violence skills. 36 lessons (with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities). Included are practice in key assertion skills, refusal and "escape" skills, conflict resolution, coping with peer pressure, and avoiding violence. 36 lessons
GG7 Understanding Yourself #1. This is the "risk factors" approach to aggression and violence. It provides an alternative approach to violence issues and behavior, addressing community and family risk factors for violence. For clients, the objective is to begin by increasing awareness. Then, clients can admit that they have these risk factors and acknowledge that these risks and temptations will be out there, waiting, upon release. "If you plan for them, and develop options for how you will handle them better, you stand a good chance." 9
GG8 Understanding Yourself #2. This is the "risk factors" approach to passive-aggressive behavior, which can often lead to violence and other problems. It provides an alternative approach to violence, addressing community and family risk factors for this passive-aggressive behavior. (Objectives are similar to GG7, above) 5
GG4 Living a non-violent life #1. This workbook provides the opportunity for clients to identify their triggers and highest personal risk factors for violence and to develop strategies to avoid these issues or to cope more effectively in the future. 18
GG5 Living a non-violent life #2. This workbook provides a more focused opportunity for clients to identify their highest risk factors for violence (the people, places, things, times, and situations where they are at highest risk). It guides the development of "environmental control" strategies to avoid these issues and situations - and helps clients explore their options. 8
PT6 A guide to using your new coping skills. Identifies specific coping skills to be used at various stages in the relapse "cycle." Links with workbook SA2. na
PS2 Problem Solving 1-2-3. Using basic problem solving model, presents 54 community problem situations for practice. 6
RH6 Making positive steps to take control of your life. Develops a detailed plan for the use of a post-release "safety net" and recovery activities. It guides the process of identification and selection of friends and community resources to assist in the transition. Additionally, it identifies and addresses the high risk factors these people will need to know in order to help. 5
RH7 Avoiding the negative. This workbook provides specific help in maintaining recovery through developing a plan to identify and avoid the highest risks. It is based on the concept of using "environmental controls" to avoid the people, places, things, and situations which pose the greatest threat to recovery. It provides participants and program staff with the tools to help address specific vulnerabilities. 5
RH12 Safety nets. This workbook guides clients to identify and address early warning signs that they are at increasing risk to fall back into old (negative) behavior patterns. 2
RH13 Red flags. Short workbook helps participants identify and plan to address the symptoms and cues that they are moving closer to their highest risk situations. This is a key step toward self-efficacy. 5
RH14 Getting close to getting out. Designed for the last few weeks before going home, this workbook addresses common thoughts, feelings, and temptations, including typical anxieties and worries. 2
RH15 How are you doing? (4 lessons) How far have you come?, Controlling your impulses, Setting yourself up, Recovery activities planning. 4 lessons
RH22/CS7 Making long-term changes. Practical and comprehensive post-release and relapse prevention plan. This workbook is designed to identify and address issues and responsibilities facing individual participants. 10
RH23/CS8 Identifying and addressing your highest risks. Identification of personal highest risk factors with specific coping skills to be used and demonstration of competence (self- efficacy) in addressing risks for relapse. Special emphasis is placed on the transition to the community. 10
RH24/PS3 Self-efficacy and problem solving. This short workbook summarizes the key coping or avoidance/escape strategies used by clients for their highest risk situations. (key self-efficacy summary activity) 3
TP8 PTSD Treatment Planning resources (comprehensive DSM-IV based model treatment plans, linked to specific workbooks, behaviorally-stated objectives, and specific workbook pages. Available in hard copy and diskette to support individualized treatment planning process.) na
The Basic Substance Abuse program ("Key Elements of Change - for a better life") program includes risk factors management and asset building. An eight-session workbook, it sells for $225, and is supplemented by "What you need to know," basic chemical dependency education which provides accurate information to counter "street" information.