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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. We, the New England QIN-QIO, in collaboration with the New England Rural Health Association, hope you were able to join us 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.