Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

The Women's Trauma Recovery Center (WTRC) is located at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, Texas. It opened in July 2007, and is the fourth residential treatment program to exclusively treat women Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The WTRC was created to improve the quality of life and physical/emotional health of women Veterans with a history of MST by providing appropriate, compassionate, and high quality mental healthcare services. The center is committed to achieving and maintaining excellent health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans by ensuring equitable access to timely, sensitive, and high quality mental health care.  The WTRC is an intensive 7-week, patient-centered, residential treatment program for women Veterans with a history of MST. Women Veterans are admitted to the WTRC in classes, or cohorts, of no more than eight. Women from any state in the USA are eligible for admission. The first week involves comprehensive psychological and psychosocial assessments to assist with treatment planning. Treatment includes trauma focused treatment, skills training, therapeutic recreation, relapse prevention, and aftercare planning. The Veterans complete a short psychological assessments following the termination of treatment and are re-assessed 6 months post-treatment.  Click HERE to see eligibility requirements.

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