Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use
Start Date: May 29, 2014
End Date: May 29, 2014
Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma webinar
May 29, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
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.
- Sara Afayee, MSW, Public Health Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices 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
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