Evidence Based Practices

Understanding Trauma through TREM

NAMI St. Louis is working to bring greater access to evidence-based services for people with mental illness.  One of these services is called TREM – Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model.  MTREM is a similar model for men.  To promote TREM in Missouri, NAMI St. Louis partnered with the St. Louis Mental Health Board, Places for People, Queen of Peace Center, and the MU Health Communications Research Center to create a Photovoice project that would share individuals’ experiences with TREM.

Twelve TREM graduates and participants participated in this Photovoice project from October 2013 to March 2014. Through 8 guided sessions, staff at the MU Health Communications Research Center taught participants the basics of photography and how to write captions about the pictures that would highlight their experiences with TREM.

The photos and captions can be viewed  below or on You Tube by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc5TgQxc-Og

In addtion to the photos, a video was created to promote TREM to providers who might be interested in implementing it into their current array of services.  The video can also be viewed on You Tube by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fmx5_QKfBI

A table top display on TREM was created for use at agencies and conferences.   For information on how to get this display for your agency or conference, contact Jackie Hudson at 314-775-1600 or jhudson@namistl.org.

Funding for the Photovoice Project was provided by the St. Louis Partnership for Mental Health and HousingTransformation Grant Award #SM060132-02 through the St. Louis Mental Health Board.