Psychosocial Initiatives

In collaboration with our partners at Urban Improv, and Occupational Therapy Associates, the Trauma Center offers a number of psychosocial initiatives for clients, communities, and multi-disciplinary providers. These diverse initiatives range from national disaster response and technical assistance, to early intervention programming and theater-based youth violence prevention. The common threads of these services are their core emphases on strength and resiliency based programming and their utilization of "Train the Trainer" dissemination approaches that build local capacity to establish and sustain services that can be adapted to meet the culturally specific needs of unique clients and communities.

Specific Initiatives

  • Trauma Drama: Urban Improv Intensive Curriculum for Middle-School Students Exposed to Trauma & Violence: Evidence-informed, improvisational theater-based, trauma-informed, youth violence prevention program. Contact: Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., (617) 232-1303 ext. 215.
  • Urban Improv Teacher Curriculum: Evidence-based training curriculum for teacher-led classroom-based youth violence prevention programming for elementary school students. Contact: Marla Zucker, Ph.D., (617) 232-1303 ext. 219.
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26th Annual International Trauma Conference, Boston MA, May 27-30, 2015

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4th Annual Summer Training Institute, Cape Cod MA, July 20-24, 2015

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Join us in Establishing an Endowed Research Directorship: The van der Kolk Chair

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Join our Challenge Match - Child Neurofeedback Study

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships at MBHC

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NOW RECRUITING: DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER - PHASE III NATIONWIDE STUDY

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NOW RECRUITING: CHILD BIOFEEDBACK STUDY at the Trauma Center

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NEW ARTICLE: Placement Instability as a Risk Factor in Proximal Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors in a Child Welfare Sample

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NEW ARTICLE: Unseen Wounds: The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Risk Outcomes

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NEW ARTICLE: The Body Can Change the Score: Empirical Support for Somatic Regulation in the Treatment of Traumatized Adolescents

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NEW ARTICLE: Childhood Psychological Abuse as Harmful as Sexual or Physical Abuse

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NEW ARTICLE: The Body Can Change the Score: Empirical Support for Somatic Regulation in the Treatment of Traumatized Adolescents

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NEW BOOK by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: Order today!

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NEW BOOK by David Emerson: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy

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Books by Trauma Center Faculty and Colleagues available on Amazon.com

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