TREM Support Group

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What is TREM?

TREM stands for Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model and is a support group focused on overcoming the effects of physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma that clients have experienced in their lives. TREM is an evidence based, trauma informed, survivor centered program. It is recommended that clients attend one support group per week, focusing on one topic at a time. Each topic takes most people about an hour to complete. It is important to make the work in TREM a small part of what you are doing in your life and to spend the rest of your time doing things that feel good to you; taking care of yourself and taking care of your responsibilities. Throughout the TREM support group process it is important to remember to do the things you need to do to keep yourself healthy and to also do one or several activities that you enjoy doing.


The TREM support Group is divided into three parts: Empowerment, Trauma Recovery, and Advanced Trauma Recovery/Closing Rituals. On some days clients may only feel like reading one paragraph or completing one exercise and that is okay. You know what is best for you. Do only as much as you feel is right for you during any given group setting.

The following is a list of some of the topics covered in each section:

Part I – Empowerment

  1. Introduction/What it Means to Be a Woman
  2. What Do You Know and How Do You Feel About Your Body?
  3. Physical Boundaries
  4. Emotional Boundaries
  5. Self Esteem
  6. Self Soothing
  7. Intimacy and Trust

Part II – Trauma Recovery

  1. Gaining an Understanding of Trauma
  2. The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets
  3. What is Physical Abuse?
  4. What is Sexual Abuse?
  5. Physical Safety
  6. What is Emotional Abuse?
  7. Abuse and Psychological or Emotional Symptoms
  8. Trauma and Addictive or Compulsive Behavior

Part III – Advanced Trauma Recovery

  1. Family Life: Current
  2. Decision Making: Trusting Your Judgment
  3. Communication: Making Yourself Understood
  4. Self Destructive Behaviors
  5. Blame, acceptance, and Forgiveness
  6. Feeling Out of Control
  7. Female Sexuality, Sex with a Partner
  8. Abuse & Relationships
  9. Truths and Myths About Abuse and Closing Ritual

Meeting times

All meetings are held at our Outreach Office located at 1681 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420. The TREM support group is not an open enrollment class, which means that after week four the group is closed and no more members can be added. This is for the privacy and comfort of all clients engaging in the support group and is considered the most effective means for trauma recovery. Please call out Outreach Office at 541-888-1048 to find out the next available support group opening.

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm (Evening Classes are currently unavailable)



Rachael Espy – Executive Director

Stephanie Reyes – Shelter Program Director

Chris Smith – Campus Advocate

Stacie Trosper – Shelter Advocate