Trauma is the Gateway Drug: Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Effective Substance Abuse Treatment is organized by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation (PRF).
Opens: Nov 01, 2017
Closes: Nov 01, 2023
This training will provide an overview of the research supporting the clear linkage between traumatic exposures & substance abuse/addictions. The discussion will include the treatment implications of viewing addictions solely as a brain disease vs. desperate attempt to cope with overwhelming pain and distress. A “Trauma-Informed Inventory” will be introduced as a framework that guides the development of skills and strategies to intervene with people who are “dually diagnosed”. The importance of enhancing resiliency in service users by helping expand their circles of support will also be reviewed.
Now more than ever people who care about the state of our mental health system are looking for a new way forward in the post-pandemic world. The fragility of this broken system – already failing the people it was intended to serve and leaving families and friends feeling helpless – has not withstood the pressures of COVID-19.
Dave Pilon and Kerry Morrison have adapted a presentation planned prior to the worldwide lock-down that tells the story of a remarkable system that has been in place for the last 40 years in Trieste, Italy. Recognized by the World Health Organization as a global best practice, the community-based system of care focuses upon the needs of the whole person in non-institutional settings with a robust reliance on peer involvement and social support. Founded upon the belief that a person’s recovery journey is tied to their sense of purpose and the ability to work or contribute, the Trieste model inspires a re-imagination of how we do this work. In Trieste, a city of approximately 220,000 residents, there are six psychiatric beds in an unlocked ward for the entire city, and clinical staff at the community centers are the first responder to a crisis, not law enforcement.
• Define the link between traumatic exposures & Substance Abuse
• Cite three differences between models that view SUDs as a disease vs. coping with distress
• Discuss ways we might better educate and empower people experiencing SUDs
• Correlate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & SUDs
• Identify three trauma-informed interventions that can be used to better support people with SUDs
• Evaluation: Learning Objectives
• Evaluation: Presentation
• Evaluation: Wayne Munchel, LCSW
This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): I - Interpersonal Competencies; III - Community Integration; V - Strategies for Facilitating Recovery; and VII - Supporting Health & Wellness. CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in child and family resiliency and recovery in the following CFRP Focus Domain(s): I - Interpersonal Competencies; III - Community Integration; V - Strategies for Facilitating Recovery; VII - Supporting Health & Wellness; and VIII - Transition-Age Youth. CFRPs and CFRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
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