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Upcoming Webinars

 

Beyond the Rainbow:
LGBTQ+ Care is Trauma Informed Care

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, 10:00 PT / 1:00 ET 
Duration: 1 Hour 
Speakers: Beck Gee - Director of Business Operations, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers   
                  Jordan Held - President & Founder, Relentless Pursuit Therapy & Consulting, Co

★ 1 CE through NAADAC

In this webinar, Beck and Jordan delve into the intricate intersection of LGBTQ+ identities and trauma, shedding light on the distinct hurdles encountered by this community within treatment settings. They emphasize the criticality of embracing trauma-informed care methodologies to furnishing inclusive and nurturing healthcare services tailored to LGBTQ+ individuals. Offering tangible insights and actionable strategies, they empower treatment professionals to seamlessly embed trauma-informed care principles into their practice, cultivating an environment that validates and supports LGBTQ+ patients on their journey to healing and well-being.  

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore the intersection of LGBTQ+ identities and trauma to deepen understanding of the unique challenges faced by this community in treatment settings.
2. Highlight the importance of adopting trauma-informed care approaches to provide inclusive and supportive healthcare services for LGBTQ+ individuals.
3. Provide practical strategies and tools for treatment professionals to integrate trauma-informed care principles into their practices, fostering a more affirming environment for LGBTQ+ patients. 

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What Women Want: Helping Women* to Explore Their Unique Recovery Patchwork 

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 10:00 PT / 1:00 ET 
Duration: 1 Hour 
Speaker: Dawn Nickel, PhD, Co-founder, SHE RECOVERS Foundation
★ 1 CE through NAADAC

How and to what degree women have accessed recovery from substance use disorders and related mental health challenges has changed significantly over the past several decades. Whereas in the past, there was generally one post-treatment pathway recommended (Twelve Step), in this 21st century the concept of a recovery patchwork continues to gain attention and traction. Importantly, the pandemic increased innovation in the self-help and treatment space and opened new options and ways to engage with women. Unfortunately, and to the recovery movement’s great detriment, as the number of other and newer recovery options has grown, so too has a deep tension and polarity between the ‘multiple pathway’ and the ‘Twelve Step’ approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Nickel emphasizes an important truth: no treatment program or peer support organization has a monopoly on healing, and individuals and professionals working and / or living in the recovery space in recovery have an ethical responsibility to acknowledge that modalities that might not work for one person may well save another person’s life.

*For the purposes of this presentation “women’ Includes women-identifying individuals and non-binary persons who identify with women’s communities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore the concept of ‘individualized recovery patchworks’ for women, and consider the many emerging options available to supplement traditional pathways of recovery support.
2. Examine the disconnect between embracing the philosophy of client-centered care and meeting clients ‘where they are at’ and the practice of recommending a one-size-fits-all solution for women’s recovery support post treatment.
3. Consider ‘steps’ that treatment programs, behavioral health professionals, and recovering individuals can take to better support women during and post treatment, and in so doing create a more unified recovery ethos across the treatment industry.

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Wherever You Go You Take Your Trauma With You: Recognizing and Interrupting the Effects of Intergenerational Trauma to Improve Retention in Treatment

Date: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2024, 10:00 PT / 1:00 ET 
Duration: 1 Hour 
Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Ross - CEO of The Anchor Program/Co-Founder of Institute for Antiracism and Equity Consulting
★ 1 CE through NAADAC

The effects of trauma can show up in how we interact with others, in relationships and in our families. It can also show up in how we parent and even how we manage our money and can even impact our interactions at work. Childhood trauma, racialized trauma and adult trauma are known to increase risk for addictions, depression, anxiety as well as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. However, individuals experiencing the effects of intergenerational trauma may not even be aware of the origin of their behavior or medical issues. These trauma affects can impact the therapeutic relationship and the ability of treatment facilities to retain patients and attract and retain treatment professionals. This session with present subtle manifestations of intergenerational trauma and how providers can help clients and treatment facility clinical leaders can help staff interrupt the insidious legacy of past traumas.

Learning Objectives:
1. List 3 mechanisms by which trauma can affect brain development.
2. Define epigenetics as it relates to intergenerational trauma.
3. List 3 ways in which intergenerational effects of trauma can affect the therapeutic relationship in treatment.
4. Describe three ways in which resilience strategies can help interrupt the effects of intergenerational trauma.

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