This webinar is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on the following for GA, AL, FL, MS, SC, NC, KY, and TN:
- To define trauma and how it affects children, adolescents, and adults.
- To provide participants with the basic knowledge of the ACE study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and LEC study (Life Event Checklist.
- To inform participants of the long-term effects of trauma untreated.
- To take a brief look at what a trauma-responsive atmosphere should look like at your agency.
- To engage in a discussion and address trauma response as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic including survivors’ guilt and isolation.
- To define vicarious trauma and how it affects the caregiver.
In the United States, 61 percent of men and 51 percent of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event, and 90 percent of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma. If trauma goes unaddressed, people will have poor physical health outcomes, and ignoring trauma can hinder recovery for those with mental illnesses and addictions. To ensure the best possible health outcomes, all care — in all health settings — must address trauma in a safe and sensitive way.
Presenter: Denice Morris MS, MEd, CADC
Denice attended Tuskegee University and Miles College receiving her bachelor’s in criminal justice and later received a double master' from the University of West Alabama in Counseling Psychology and Adult Continuing Education. Denice began her career in the substance abuse treatment field at the Aletheia House residential treatment center in Birmingham, AL in 2004. She has served as Clinical Supervisor and later Director of Re-Entry services at Gadsden Re-entry and Correctional Facility in Tallahassee, FL. Her current occupation is with the Alabama Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Division as an Adult Treatment Program Coordinator for certified substance abuse treatment facilities across the state and is a nationally certified trauma responsive trainer.