The experience of trauma recovery: a qualitative study of participants in the Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP).

St. Joseph's Healthcare, London, Ontario, Canada.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (Impact Factor: 0.75). 02/2007; 16(2):55-77. DOI: 10.1300/J070v16n02_04
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ABSTRACT The efficacy of intensive group treatment programs for child maltreatment has been established. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand how women with a history of child maltreatment experienced the Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP), an existing intensive group treatment program. Seven women were interviewed following their participation in WRAP. Three themes emerged: Breaking Trauma-Based Patterns, Doing Therapy, and The Healing Journey as a Continuous Process. These findings deepen our understanding about how participants view the recovery process. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

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