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Trauma Informing the 12 Steps:
Empowerment in Substance Use & Addiction Recovery (3 CE Credits)

This class will not be available on recording

Clients living with substance misuse & addiction often have histories of emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. The 12 Step groups AA and NA are the most widespread and available peer support groups for addiction recovery, though some language of the 12 Steps may be contraindicated for survivors of trauma.

This training provides an introduction to broadened definitions of trauma with examples throughout the lifespan. We will review the key principles of Trauma Informed Care by SAMHSA. Participants will also explore the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). We will analyze language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization; Attendees will come away with resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to the 12 steps.

**This Training is Not Affiliated with AA, NA or any 12 Step program or entity** 


(Trainer, Eryca Kasse, LICSW, Founder, CHOICES in Healing & Recovery) 

https://ceyouplus.org/workshops/TraumaJan5/view

Trauma Informing the 12 Steps:
Empowerment in Substance Use & Addiction Recovery (3 CE Credits)

Thursday, January 05, 2023, 1:45 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Eryca Kasse, LICSW

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize broadened definitions of trauma including (DSM V, SAMHSA, ACES, Intersectional Oppression & more)
  2. Identify the principles of Trauma Informed Care
  3. Describe the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);
  4. Analyze language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of 10 resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to 12 steps.

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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This class will not be available on recording

Clients living with substance misuse & addiction often have histories of emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. The 12 Step groups AA and NA are the most widespread and available peer support groups for addiction recovery, though some language of the 12 Steps may be contraindicated for survivors of trauma.

This training provides an introduction to broadened definitions of trauma with examples throughout the lifespan. We will review the key principles of Trauma Informed Care by SAMHSA. Participants will also explore the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). We will analyze language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization; Attendees will come away with resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to the 12 steps.

**This Training is Not Affiliated with AA, NA or any 12 Step program or entity** 


(Trainer, Eryca Kasse, LICSW, Founder, CHOICES in Healing & Recovery) 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize broadened definitions of trauma including (DSM V, SAMHSA, ACES, Intersectional Oppression & more)
  2. Identify the principles of Trauma Informed Care
  3. Describe the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);
  4. Analyze language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of 10 resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to 12 steps.

Agenda:

1:45pm 

2:00pm 

.25 

Icebreaker Activity- Attendee’s motivation for participation: Building investment 

2:00pm 

3:15pm 

1.25 

- Brief history of the 12 Steps of AA 

- Broadened Definitions of Trauma 

 -ACES Study- Relationship between  trauma & substance use disorders 

3:15pm 

3:30pm 

0 

Break 

3:30pm 

4:30pm 

1 

- Intro to Trauma Informed Care 

- 12 Steps with Trauma Informed  language choices 

- Alternative Peer Support Groups 

- Discussion Questions in small  groups – Case examples  & Next Steps,   

4:30pm 

4:45pm 

.25 

- Closing Activity: Lessons learned: integration  

  of skills & knowledge from training



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021-3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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