Webinar: How the Trauma Informed Approach can help treat Substance Use Disorder
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
People who experience trauma- especially Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)-are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders.Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare in a way that recognizes and responds to the long-term health effects of the experience of trauma. In the 2014 Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) addressed trauma-related prevention, screening, assessment, intervention, and treatment issues and strategies, providing a framework for organizations that wanted to take a trauma informed approach. Join the New England QIN-QIO, in collaboration with the New England Rural Health Association, on Thursday, March 28th, for the webinar, “How the Trauma Informed Approach can help treat Substance Use Disorder.”
- Explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders;
- Describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach; and
- Consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.
About our Speaker
Jennifer McCarthy, MEd, MS, LCPC, is the Senior Program Coordinator for Care Transitions at Healthcentric Advisors. Ms. McCarthy brings a wealth of knowledge with integrated and trauma-informed behavioral healthcare and is an innovative educator and quality improvement facilitator. She has been recognized for developing cross-component relationships, and has served as a Subject Matter Expert for the National Council for Behavioral Health/SAMHSA. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Geography, master’s degrees in Education and Counseling and is working towards a doctorate of Health Professions Education. In addition to being Lean Six Sigma Certified, she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Prior to joining Healthcentric Advisors, Ms. McCarthy worked as a practice facilitator helping Maine physicians achieve their quality improvement goals. In 2016, she received the Behavioral Health Excellence Award from the Maine Primary Care Association, and in 2006, was a Master of Change recipient from North Shore Community College.