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Our Training Programs

Survivor Moms' Companion

Survivor Moms’ Companion is a psychoeducational program designed to help pregnant women with a history of childhood maltreatment break the cycles of abuse and psychiatric vulnerability in their lives and the lives of the newly born.

Risking Connection

Risking Connection® teaches a relational framework and
skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences.
The focus is on relationship as healing, and on self-care
for service providers.


Sidran Institute is a clearinghouse of resources for:

  • Survivors and loved ones
  • Helpers/professionals
  • Media
  • Students
  • Essential reading in trauma
  • Links to other trauma resources
  • Hotlines
  • Glossary
  • Social Security Disability and SSI
  • Recommended titles

Help Desk

Call: 410-825-8888, EXT. 102

The Help Desk is NOT A HOTLINE. If you need immediate help, please call 911 or go to an emergency room. If you need a hotline, please visit this page for phone numbers.

We help people cope with, and heal from, their negative experiences by directing them to specialized trauma treatment centers, therapists, support groups and reading materials.

All information shared with the help desk is confidential. Sidran will not provide your personal information to anyone. We try our best to answer your request within 1 week. If it is safe to leave a message on your answering machine with the information you have requested, please let us know in your message.


The Sidran Store carries resources for Survivors and Professionals/Helpers:

  • Books
  • Audiovisuals
  • Assessment Tools

Featured Products

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The Essence of Being Real

The Essence of Being Real


New, second edition. This manual offers trauma survivors a way to explore their experiences, receive support, and work through the stigma often associated with needing help to heal.

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Secondary Traumatic Stress

Secondary Traumatic Stress: Self-Care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers & Educators


Revised, expanded edition includes a new preface and introduction, a revised chapter on telehealth, a new chapter on moderating secondary traumatic stress through administrative and policy action, an extensive bibliography, and a new index!

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Growing Beyond Survival

Growing Beyond Survival: A Self-Help Toolkit for Managing Traumatic Stress, Second Edition


New, second edition! Growing Beyond Survival is a self-management workbook, which teaches skills that empower survivors to take control of and de-escalate their most distressing trauma related symptoms.

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