On Nov. 9, 2010, SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Disorders Integration and Innovation (CODI) and SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) will host a webinar to discuss the impact of trauma among people receiving behavioral health services and concrete strategies for providing trauma-informed services for people with behavioral health disorders in a range of service settings.
According to most estimates, trauma is an almost universal experience among people who use public behavioral health services or who are justice-involved or homeless. Risks associated with trauma include mental health problems, substance use, impaired work performance, physical health problems, and higher mortality rates. During the webinar, presenters will:
- Define trauma-informed care, providing concrete examples of programs and systems that have worked to make this cultural change.
- Provide an overview of findings from the Adverse Childhood Events study, drawing a clear connection between childhood trauma and a range of adverse physical and behavioral health outcomes in adulthood.
- Discuss how a trauma-informed approach to service delivery for people with co-occurring disorders, including trauma-informed support and engagement among peers, prevents re-traumatization and may prevent adverse outcomes of trauma.
Registration is available online.