February 16, 2022

1:30 PM – 04:45 PM EST
CEUs: Prevention, CHES
3 hours
Domains: P6

The impact that trauma plays on an individual’s susceptibility to developing behavioral health disorders cannot be understated. Yet, these behavioral health disorders can be staved off when professionals and other caring individuals are trained to understand the impact of trauma and how to approach and converse with individuals who have experienced traumatic occurrences. Every prevention professional should utilize trauma-informed approaches when delivering prevention services and working with individuals at every stage of life. Utilizing key principles and practices initially developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration and adapted by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this training will provide an introduction to trauma. Information will be shared about the three E’s of trauma (Events, Experiences, and Effects) and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences. This learning will help prevention professionals shift their thinking around coping mechanisms, resiliency, and the four R’s of trauma informed approaches – Realizing the widespread impact of trauma, Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma, Responding in a way that integrates knowledge about trauma, and Resisting acts that will re-traumatize.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the three E’s of trauma: events, experiences, and effects.
  • Learn how to shift your thinking to encompass the four R’s of trauma-informed approaches.
  • Learn SAMHSA’s six key principles of a trauma-informed approach.

Presenter(s): Andrea Hoff