California Addiction Training and Education Series: Trauma Informed Care Approaches for Working with Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
IBEW Union Hall
875 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
he purpose of the “Trauma Informed Care Approaches for Working with Individuals with Substance Use Disorders” training is to introduce participants to the presentation of trauma among clients and the relation between traumatic experience and the development of substance use disorders. Key topics include: an overview of trauma presentations across the lifespan; socioecological conceptualizations of early childhood trauma leading to later life judicial and medical impairments; and skills and strategies to intervene with clients who have co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three examples of “Big T” or “little t” stressors
2. Describe two of the major findings from the ACE study relating childhood experience to substance use and adult health impairment
3. Demonstrate at least one technique for engaging consumers in a trauma-informed approach.
4. Describe at least one impact of trauma on cognition and physiological functioning.
5. Identify one Domain of Trauma-Informed Care and how, organizationally, activating this domain enhances trauma care.