This is a private announcement of the 2020/2021 launch of our new company, (HFT). 

Help For Trauma, Inc is a non-profit organization designed to conduct research, train providers, and fund accessible service models to effectively resolve trauma. 

The first goal of is to do research to compare trauma resolution approaches.  We stand that the ITR tasks; Graphic Narrative™ and Externalized Dialogue™ will reverse traumatic stress and victim mythology (negative behaviors and beliefs) long-term in a time-limited program. 

SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT: is supporting the efforts of Dr. Terri Strodthoff, PhD Director of the Alma Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 

James “Dimitri” Topitzes, PhD, LCSW,Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Director of Clinical Services, Institute for Child and Family Well-being University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Drs. Strodoff and Topitzes have a proof-of-concept research project ready to go.  Alma Center will have 20 men go through an ITR intensive program and compare that with the men only going through the routine education and coping program that Alma offers traditionally. 

Alma Center is a human service organization in Milwaukee that works with men involved in the criminal justice system. They look for research-based innovative solutions to help these men deal with traumatic stress. They agree with the ITR motto: Resolve the traumas first and see what’s left.

The research donation would go toward allowing our intensive ITR Specialists and Instructors to assist in conducting the ITR intensive work with the Alma Center men. Dr. Gantt will be consulting.

We are inviting you to join our efforts and support this special research project with a tax-deductible donation this year.

Support Research


We are very excited about this opportunity and we know the fruits of this study will be so important in the trauma field and the efforts to make ITR and trauma resolution accessible to all.

We would be happy to meet with you privately and introduce you to Drs. Strodthoff and Tapitzes if you are interested in serious support of this project.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Dr. Lou and I appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

Dr. Linda Gantt