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How the Trauma Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorder

Class Details

People who experience trauma- especially Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare in a way that recognizes and responds to the long-term health effects of the experience of trauma. In the 2014 Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) addressed trauma-related prevention, screening, assessment, intervention, and treatment issues and strategies, providing a framework for organizations that wanted to take a trauma informed approach.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders;
• Describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach; and
• Consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jun 26, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

Join us for a series of one-hour webinars about topics related to the prevention and treatment of  substance use disorder and mental health.

You are invited to attend all of the webinars, or only the ones that you are interested in. Each webinar has a specific focus within the mental health and substance use disorder fields. The format of each webinar will be a presentation from a medical or community professional currently working to help people with substance-use disorders. The presenters will share their personal experiences and what they have learned by being involved on the front lines of addiction prevention and treatment.

Through each webinar, it is our goal to provide a professional perspective that combines research and/or evidence-based information along with personal experience to further
understanding, and to hopefully alleviate the stigma about topics that are timely relating mental health and the opioid health crisis.

Objectives: 

Each webinar has its own specific learning objectives.