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ASSESSING THE IMPLEMENTATION AND
EFFECTS OF A TRAUMA-FOCUSED
INTERVENTION FOR YOUTHS IN
Jeanne C. Rivard, Ph.D., Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., Robert
Abramovitz, M.D., Lina E. Pasquale, M.A., Mariama Duncan,
M.S.W., David McCorkle, M.S.W., and Andrew Gelman, Ph.D.
This paper describes methods being used to implement and assess the effects
of a trauma-focused intervention in residential treatment programs for youths
with emotional and behavioral problems, and histories of maltreatment and
exposure to family or community violence. Preliminary baseline proﬁles of the
therapeutic environments and youths are also presented. The intervention, re-
ferred to as the Sanctuary Model
(Bloom, 1997), is based in social psychiatry,
Jeanne C. Rivard is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Social
Work. Sandra L. Bloom is the developer of the Sanctuary Model and Director of Commu-
nity Works. Robert Abramovitz is Chief of Psychiatry at the Jewish Board of Family and
David McCorkle, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, is the on-site Project
Coordinator; Lina Pasquale, Columbia University School of Social Work, is the on-site
Research Coordinator, and Mariama Duncan, Columbia University School of Social Work,
is the on-site Program Coordinator.
Andrew Gelman is Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia
Address correspondence to Jeanne C. Rivard, Ph.D., Columbia University School of
Social Work, 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 Human Sciences Press, Inc.