Can Trauma Informed Treatment Affect Recidivism?

Last Updated on January 21st, 2024 at 04:48 pm
Originally Published on August 24th, 2022 at 08:00 am
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Using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale and two risk assessment measures to evaluate likelihood of treatment completion and reduce recidivism with trauma informed care.


There is a growing trend in treating sexual offenders from a lens of trauma informed care. 

Trauma informed care is a significant break from the traditional manner sex offender treatment has previously been delivered.

As with any culture shift, there are many skeptics. This research article seeks to provide evidence to support the trauma informed care paradigm.  

The Study Evaluating Efficacy of Trauma Informed Care

The current study used the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale as a measure of trauma and assessed the relationship between ACE scores, recidivism and treatment completion. 

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