Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Treatment: Continuing Education Event for Clinicians

SLO is proud to offer continuing education events for clinicians! Our first event, a workshop on addiction and family systems, was a resounding success. For those of you asking for more, we are excited to announce our next event, coming in November – Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Treatment.

This training is ideal for clinicians who need additional CEU’s for their certification or those who just want to learn what Trauma-Informed Care is.

This workshop will be offered on two separate dates and times for your convenience!

Wednesday, November 10th from 6-8pm
Saturday, November 13th from 10-12pm

Our event is a MHACBO Accredited Continuing Education
CEUS: 4

Trauma-Informed Care Training

The goal of this training is to educate health care professionals to build a trauma-informed environment across the continuum of care. Key steps include:

  • Meeting client needs in a safe, collaborative, and compassionate manner
  • Preventing treatment practices that re-traumatize people with histories of trauma who are seeking help or receiving services
  • Building on the strengths and resilience of clients in the context of their environments and communities
  • Endorsing trauma-informed principles in agencies through support, consultation, and supervision of staff

Why Addressing Trauma During Substance Abuse Treatment is Essential

Consider this: 75% of people undergoing addiction treatment report a history of trauma. The risk for substance abuse rises by as much as four times for people who experienced trauma early in life. For those who experienced multiple or repeated traumatic events—this risk can rise tenfold.

Obviously, there is a correlation between trauma and the potential for substance abuse. Because these two issues are so closely intertwined, treating substance abuse without giving a nod to underlying trauma will usually be incomplete. Getting help from a trusted source that has the language, resources, and framework for this comprehensive healing approach is crucial to success.

Treating Trauma

At SLO Recovery, we offer trauma-informed, co-occurring treatment for people with dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. We realize that for many, addiction treatment will only be effective if it addresses underlying issues that can get in the way of lasting recovery. At SLO, we create comprehensive treatment plans to treat the whole person. We see the big picture, and give our clients the support and resources they need to have the best possible shot at lives that are whole, healthy, and happy.

Given the strong association between addiction and trauma, it is essential that treatment includes comprehensive solutions. Trauma and addiction are best treated when approached as co-occurring and interrelated issues. When people don’t meet their terror, shame, fear, and isolation, it is difficult to create comfortable and sustainable sobriety. Trauma victims who use drugs or alcohol are generally looking to find short-lived solace from an internal experience that is unbearable. This is where we come in. Our work is to help people find their way to lasting recovery through integrative care that begins from the ground up.

“Through our unique, holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, we seek to provide HOPE FOR THE WHOLE PERSON”
Todd Flynn, Executive Director

We have assembled an unmatched team of counselors and clinicians who are driven by a fundamental belief that change is available to anyone who wants it and is willing to work for it. Our role is to help people find the solutions they seek by addressing the underlying drivers of their substance abuse. We share a heartfelt commitment to helping people get free of whatever has been holding them back, so they can live a life they are truly proud of. Join us for our continuing education series and deepen your knowledge while helping others find a way out.

Get in touch to register today!