Understanding and Addressing Trauma among People Receiving Behavioral Health Services

by Rebecca Farley on November 5, 2010

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.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandy Scheetz January 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Understanding and Addressing Trauma among People Receiving Behavioral Health Services.
Has this webinar been archived for re-review?
Thanks so much!


admin January 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Sandy, the webinar recording is here:


Pam May 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

How can I get a copy of the Power Point presentation from the 11/9/10 webinar: Understanding and Addressing Trauma among People Receiving Behavioral Health Services?


Rebecca Farley May 26, 2011 at 5:57 am

Pam, you can access the slides and recordings for the trauma webinar (along with all other webinars in the CODI Building Blocks series) at http://coce.samhsa.gov/products/buildingblock.aspx


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