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Dermody, Aoife and Gardner, Caroline and Davis, Sharon and Lambert, Sharon and Dermody, John and Fein, Marisa (2018) Resilience in the face of trauma: implications for service delivery. Irish Probation Journal , 15 , pp. 161-178.

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It was noted with some concern by service providers in Limerick that women presenting to homeless, probation and drug treatment services in Limerick city significantly exceeded the number attending similar services in other geographical areas in Ireland. Different services were engaging with the same women simultaneously, sometimes for years, without any discernible positive outcomes for the women. Research was commissioned to facilitate a better understanding of the women’s needs, with a view to enabling services to be more responsive. The findings profile a group of women with considerable resilience and capacity for survival, despite very challenging life experiences. An Adverse Childhood Experiences analysis showed that the women in this research cohort were more frequently affected by almost all forms of childhood adversity than people in the general population. The women proffered some practical advice that could help services to be designed and delivered in a trauma- and gender-informed manner. This paper presents a brief literature review of trauma and trauma-informed care, outlines the research findings and makes recommendations for future service design and delivery.

Item Type:Article
Date:2018
Page Range:pp. 161-178
Volume:15
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills / Resilience
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Emotional trauma
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Substance disorder treatment unit
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Minority group (racial group, immigrant, Traveller)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Limerick

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