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(New) Online Training – Trauma Informing the 12 Steps: Empowerment in Substance Misuse and Addiction Recovery

March 9 Login to Zoom.com 12:30pm ; Training 12:45pm -4:00pm $79, 3 CEUs Presenter: Eryca Kasse, MSW, LICSW Zoom.us, MD + Google Map

Clients living with substance misuse and addiction often have histories of emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. The 12 Step groups AA and NA are the most widespread and available peer support groups for addiction recovery, though some language of the 12 Steps may be contraindicated for survivors of trauma.

This training provides an introduction to broadened definitions of trauma with examples throughout the lifespan and the key principles of Trauma Informed Care by SAMHSA; explores the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES); analyzes language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization; and provides resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to the 12 steps.*

*This training is not affiliated with AA, NA or any 12 step program or entity.

Please Note: This workshop is NOT eligible for the “Bring a Friend” discount.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain broadened definitions of trauma including (DSM-5, SAMHSA, ACES and Intersectional Oppression);
  • Summarize the key principles of Trauma Informed Care;
  • Describe the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);
  • Analyze language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization;
  • Identify 10 resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to the 12 steps.

Agenda

12:45 pm – 12:50pm

  • Introductions

12:50 pm – 1:05 pm

  • Group Opening Activity – Clinical Investment in Training Topic

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm

  • History of the 12 Steps

1:15 pm – 1:35 pm

  • Broadened Definitions of Trauma

1:35 pm – 2:05pm

  • ACES Study

2:05 pm – 2:20 pm   BREAK

2:20pm – 2:35 pm

  • Overview Trauma Informed Care

2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

  • Peer Support Alternatives to 12 Step

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

  • Trauma Informed 12 Steps

3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

  • Small Group Activity – Client Case Examples

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Group Closing Activity – Knowledge Integration
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