Portal Project: A Layered Approach to Integrating Trauma into Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment for Women.


Cadiz, S., Savage, D., Bonavota, D., Hollywood, J., Butters, E., Neary, M., Quiros, L.


Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 22(3/4): 121-139, 2004. (Journal Article: 18 pages)


This article examines Palladia, Inc., a not-for-profit, multi-service agency, located in New York City, serving primarily African-American and Latino communities. Palladia’s Portal Project, in collaboration with the evaluation team from Hunter College School of Social Work, participated in the national Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence study. The authors studied 270 women with co-occurring issues of alcohol and other drug problems and mental illness, who had histories of violence, and were high end users of service. Palladia built an integrated system of care and implemented a comprehensive trauma-informed intervention that is designed to put trauma and safety first to assist women remaining in treatment. The collaborative work of this project has produced a replicable model that configures specific direct service enhancements and service system improvements, using the active involvement of consumers, practitioners, service providers and policy makers (authors). Available From: Haworth Document Delivery Service, (800)-HAWORTH, docdelivery@haworthpress.com