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Building a Trauma-Informed Community for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Thursday, February 6, 2020
10:45 AM
12:00 PM
Chesapeake A-C


Research demonstrates predictive relationships with adverse childhood experiences, substance use, and risk behaviors, as well as negative health, mental health, social and behavioral outcomes. Services are often fragmented and organizations operate in programmatic silos without a collaborative infrastructure. Voices of youth, underrepresented demographic groups, and recipients of services may go unheard. Inclusive interdisciplinary cross-sector prevention, treatment, and recovery may ensure that the community coalition is well positioned to serve as the infrastructure for a trauma informed community. The power of these disparate prevention and treatment services can be magnified exponentially through systemic linkages that support youth, adults, and organizations in understanding the power of relationships in of trauma-rooted behaviors and facilitate the prevention or reduction of substance use from a trauma informed lens.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Increase understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma in substance misuse and mental health outcomes.

2) Increase understanding of community infrastructures that support trauma informed practice.

3) Increase understanding of the power of relationships in addressing trauma as a way of healing.

30th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 16th Prevention Day


Micki Webb
Coalition Director
LaPorte County Drug Free Partnership