Webinar: How the Trauma Informed Approach can help treat Substance Use Disorder

  • 12 Mar 2019

March 28, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm

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.

Register for this webinar here.