TRM ©Jonny Matthew & Tricia Skuse

The Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) presents a series of layers of intervention which are sequenced according to developmental and mental health need.

It indicates that the focus should be on relational therapy to mediate the impact of trauma and developmental impairment before cognitive interventions can be fully effective.

There are three aspects to the interpretation of the model.

  • The central feature contained within the triangle of the model, relates to the behavioural presentation of the young person concerned.
  • The model also highlights the underlying developmental need and…
  • The type of intervention best suited to address the need within the residential setting.

In this way, those working with damaged and difficult young people can get some guidance about the nature of the optimum intervention, dependent on presentation and developmental need.

We hope to make the full triangle diagram available here shortly…

In the meantime, please feel free to make contact with us – we will gladly add you to the mailing list so that we can update you as things progress.

If you would like to discuss your training needs, without obligation, please feel free. Here’s an example of the training we can provide.

Thanks again for your interest in the TRM!

2 thoughts on “TRM

  1. hi
    please add me to your mailing list for the TRM.
    I work with very troubled young people and this model is excellent.


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