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The Trauma Recovery Program started in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Other dioceses which offer Trauma Recovery Programs include Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Specialized programs are being led in New Orleans (after the BP oil spill), Phoenix (for women moving out of the sex trade), and Kalamazoo (for jail inmates and released prisoners).

The book by Dr. Colin Ross, MD, The Trauma Model, is available on Dr. Ross supervises treatment programs using the Trauma Model at three hospitals:


Ken’s New Book- Hot off the Press!

Conscious Contact with God is a new paraphrase of the Psalms that reflects the experience of addiction and living in recovery. It will speak powerfully to anyone who shares those experiences and struggles to find God present in the midst of them.

Ken Schmidt, TRA’s Executive Director, also has published a book, called You Have Set Us Free. It’s a series of reflections that connect the experiences of Jesus during Holy Week to the experiences of trauma survivors. ​

You can purchase it directly from him for $12 including shipping and handling ​[TRA, 1150 W. Centre Avenue, Portage, MI  49024] or purchase it at You can support us by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Trauma Recovery Associates in Rwanda

This blog documents the trip to Rwanda of Fr. Ken Schmidt and Sharon Froom, a licensed therapist. They have developed a worldwide reputation for their work in trauma recovery and were invited by the Rwandan Catholic Church to provide workshops for priests, educators, and health care workers who work with survivors of the 1994 genocide.


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