Just Breathe: A Guide to Wellness is a present-focused resource that helps survivors attain mastery and safety from trauma (including symptoms of PTSD) and emotional distress by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques, and education. It was designed for anyone who has experienced trauma, and for advocates to use with survivors. This highly usable, research-based resource has several key objectives including:
- Helping survivors of trauma develop safety in thinking, emotions, behaviors, and relationships
- Providing survivors information regarding traumatic stress and its triggers.
- Counteracting loss of ideals and self-efficacy experienced as a result of trauma.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network developed these resources as a part of the CARE project from a grant 2016-VX-GX-K-012 funded by the Office on Victims of Crime. While designed for domestic violence agencies, they can be used by professionals working in a wide variety of fields (including domestic violence agencies, health care providers, law enforcement, court systems, emergency response personnel, clinicians, and substance abuse professionals). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Futures Without Violence has been given permission to disseminate the PDF version of this resource only.
This brochure is available in English as a PDF download only.