Evaluation Report for Trauma Recovery Centre
In Spring 2019 Canterbury Christ Church University produced an evaluation report for the TRC assessing the outcomes of TRC client data of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQs). They found that 98.8% of a sample of 250 children who received our specialist support had significant clinical reductions in the severity of their trauma symptoms. This evidence base has reinforced our practice and the report can be viewed below.
In 2023 we will be using data collected from a different trauma assessment, the Trauma Symptoms Checklist with 5 years of clinical data to further grow our evidence base.
They found that 98.8% of a sample of 250 children who received our specialist support had significant clinical reductions in the severity of their trauma symptoms.
Our Evidence Base
We are committed to seeing recovery from trauma
Research informs us that:
1 in 3 diagnosed mental health conditions in adulthood are known to directly relate to adverse childhood experiences
We want to see that changed!
Stories from some of the families that the TRC has helped.
From Children and Young People:
Client aged 15
“The TRC has helped me because it makes me know and feel like I have somebody to talk to about everything and anything I want. TRC has helped me because when I come here I let all my feelings out and be honest. I don’t feel pressured to say anything but I know I can say whatever. TRC has also helped me because every time I leave my sessions I feel a bit better about myself because I’ve let some of the feelings I’ve been wanting to let out. TRC has helped because I can come regular so my feelings don’t feel like they’ve been trapped for a long time. I feel like I can say whatever at TRC because everybody’s friendly here.”
Client aged 18
“The TRC has helped me by allowing me to be able to share more about how I feel in a new way with someone who has known nothing about me prior to coming. To be able to use different methods in order to discuss and process ideas that I haven’t thought about very much before.”
Client aged 10
“It helps me deal with stuff better than I would do by myself. If I wasn’t coming here & someone did something that I didn’t like I would beat them up. Now I take a deep breath & walk away”
"I can see how far I've come. You showed me to value all the different parts of me and recognise why they are important. You helped me to find ways to cope and showed me hope when I couldn't see it in myself"
Client aged 8
“The TRC is the only place nothing bad happens. I feel safe here. You understand and help me. Before I came here I didn’t know what to do.”
Parent of two children at TRC
“The support we have received as a family has changed our lives. Before we were at the TRC we felt shamed, alone and hopeless. You have supported us through our worst times and you have helped the children’s schools to understand too. You have never judged us but have shown patience and kindness as we all changed and recovered.”