Thursday, 15 May 2014

EMS: Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT
Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use
 
DATE & TIME: May 29, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
 
DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes
 
DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur.Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all. Histories of trauma experiences are also very prevalent for individuals who may have mental health challenges or substance-use conditions. Given the high prevalence for all three issues, integrated trauma-informed approaches are needed. This webinar will provide an overview of current research and evidence-based programming.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will:
Understand the historical context for addressing the intersection of mental health, substance use, and trauma.
Review current research on the prevalence of trauma and adverse experiences and their impacts in the lives of women and girls across the lifespan.
Learn more about two evidence-based programs (Seeking Safety and the Trauma Resolution Center).
Understand core components of a trauma-informed approach when addressing the intersection of mental health, substance use, and trauma.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Policymakers; Administrators; Service Providers from health, education, workforce, justice, military, housing, emergency management, domestic violence, and other systems; Federal and State representatives; Employers; Stakeholders with an interest in Women and Trauma; and the general public.Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma
 
SPEAKERS:
Sara Afayee, MSW, Public Health Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Susan E. Salasin, International Adviser for Development of Trauma Informed Care Public Health Programs
Teresa Descilo, MCT, MSW, Founder and Director of the Trauma Resolution Center
Lisa Najavits, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
 
REGISTRATION LINK:
 
After registering, you will receive the webinar link in your confirmation email.
 
Please prepare your system ahead of time: We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect™ in advance of the webinar to ensure access. To test your connection click on the following:http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or accessing the webinar, please contact Adobe Technical Support by calling 1-800-422-3623.
 
QUESTIONS?
If you have questions related to registering for this webinar, please contact Melanie Sutherland (melanie.sutherland@nasmhpd.org), SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care.

1 comment:

anoilymom said...

Wow! I wish had known about this sooner!