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The NTC functions as a clearinghouse of information about trauma and emerging best practices in trauma treatment and services. We also offer training and consultation services to mental health and substance abuse providers, hospitals, the criminal justice system, child-serving agencies, women’s organizations, community agencies, advocates, and others.

The documents found on this website can be downloaded for free and used without restriction. Other resources can be purchased by following the links to them.


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New!Creación de Servicios de Trauma para Mujeres con Trastornos Concurrentes
Experiencias del Estudio de Mujeres con Trastornos de Alcohol, Abuso de Drogas y Salud Mental que Tienen Historial de Violencia, auspiciado por SAMHSA.
This is the Spanish Translation of Developing Integrated Services for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma Histories

Groupwork with Children of Battered Women: A Practitioner's Manual
Einat Peled and Diane Davis, as adapted by the WCDVS Coordinating Center and the WCDVS Children’s Subset Study Steering Committee for the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study: Children’s Subset Study

Enhancing Substance Abuse Recovery Through Integrated Trauma Treatment
Norma Finkelstein, PhD, Nancy VandeMark, MSW, Roger Fallot, PhD, Vivian Brown, PhD, Sharon Cadiz, EdD, and Jennifer Heckman, PhD. 2004.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Utilization of Preventive Services and Barriers to Care Among Minnesota Health Care Program Enrollees
Donna D. McAlpine, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Kathleen Thiede Call, PhD, Associate Professor.

Reflections from the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study: A Professional and Personal Learning Experience
Fall 2003.

Self-Injury Fact Sheet
Ruta Mazelis. October 2003.

Developing Integrated Services for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma Histories
Dawn Jahn Moses, Nicholas Huntington, and Brandy D’Ambrosio. April 2004.

Creating Trauma Services for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders: Experiences from the SAMHSA Women with Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Disorders who have Histories of Violence Study.
Dawn Jahn Moses, Beth Glover Reed, Ruta Mazelis, Brandy D’Ambrosio.

Parenting Issues for Women with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Who Have Histories of Trauma.
Produced by the Co-ordinating Center of the SAMHSA Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study.

Triad Girls’ Group Treatment Manual
Michelle LeVasseur, B.A. and Colleen Clark, Ph. D. October 2003.

Handouts for the Triad Girl’s Group Treatment Program

Trauma Within The Psychiatric Setting: A Preliminary Empirical Report
Karen J. Cusack, B. Christopher Frueh, Thom Hiers, Samantha Suffoletta-Maierle, and Sandy Bennett in Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 2003.

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Links to other resources

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
http://www.acestudy.org
An ongoing collaboration between Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, California, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ACE Study reveals a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults, as well as the major causes of adult mortality in the United States. It documents the conversion of traumatic emotional experiences in childhood into organic disease later in life.

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
http://www.aaets.org
The Academy's mission is to increase the awareness of the effects of trauma and ultimately to improve the quality of intervention.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org
National association for psychology and psychologists.

American Society of Adult Abuse Professionals and Survivors
http://www.asaaps.org
The mission of the American Society of Adult Abuse Professionals and Survivors (ASAAPS) is to connect the diverse professionals and advocates who address and prevent elder and disabled adult abuse with each other and with survivors of adult abuse, in order to promote understanding, education, resource-sharing, collaboration, and innovation.

Anna Foundation
http://www.annafoundation.org
The Anna Foundation is dedicated to the celebration of Anna Caroline Jennings’s life through exhibiting her incredible art work as well as using her life experience to educate others on the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and its horrific effects on the individual and society.

Arapahoe House
http://www.arapahoehouse.org
Arapahoe House is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a continuum of affordable, accessable and effective services for individuals and families with alcohol, drug, or other behavioral health problems.

Black Women’s Health Imperative
http://www.blackwomenshealth.org
Black Women's Health Imperative, formerly the National Black Women's Health Project, is an African American health education, research, advocacy, and leadership development institution. Founded in 1983 by health activist Byllye Y. Avery, it has promoted the empowerment of African American women, educated health care consumers, and provided a strong voice for the improved health status of African American women.

CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries, including injuries due to violence.

Center for Mental Health Services
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans. CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
http://prevention.samhsa.gov
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is the sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
http://csat.samhsa.gov
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), was created with a congressional mandate to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.

Center for Women, Violence and Trauma (CWVT)
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/womenandtrauma
The Center is designed to develop leadership networks, spread information about emerging best practices, and stimulate local change. The Center is designed to assist trauma survivors within the contexts in which they live and work.

Community Connections
http://www.communityconnectionsdc.org
Since 1984, Community Connections has worked with people who have been marginalized to assist them toward stable, integrated community living. Clinical programs, residential and supportive services, and research projects play mutually supportive roles in achieving this goal.

Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative
http://www.dvmhpi.org
The Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) is an innovative Chicago-based project designed to address the unmet mental health needs of domestic violence survivors and their children.

ETR Associates
http://www.etr.org
Our mission at ETR Associates is to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership, educational resources, training and research in health promotion with an emphasis on sexuality and health education.

Gift From Within
http://www.giftfromwithin.org
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals; develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources; maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation
http://www.issd.org
Our mission is information sharing and international networking of clinicians and researchers; providing professional and public education; promoting research and theory about dissociation; and promoting research and training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
http://www.istss.org
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

Institute for Health and Recovery
http://www.healthrecovery.org
The Institute for Health and Recovery, a statewide private, non-profit organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is dedicated to improving services and fostering a continuum of comprehensive care for individuals and families, especially women and their children, who are affected by the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, co-occurring mental health issues and histories of violence/trauma.

Institute on Urban Health Research
http://www.iuhr.neu.edu
The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) was founded in response to serious and largely unmitigated disparities in the level of overall health and health care found in urban populations, particularly those of the urban poor, African-American and Latino communities.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
http://www.nasmhpd.org
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Nation's Public Mental Health System through policy development, information dissemination, and technical assistance.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
http://www.nccev.org
The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) is a primary national resource center for anyone seeking training, technical assistance, consultation and information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives designed to address this problem, including a dynamic body of literature, Internet resources and a bibliography database.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
http://www.ncptsd.org
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder's mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

National Center for Victims of Crime
http://www.ncvc.org
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsnet.org
The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States. This site includes an article on school planning for disasters and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

National Mental Health Association
http://www.nmha.org
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness - working to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
http://www.malesurvivor.org
This organization comprises mental health professionals, survivors of sexual abuse, and many who identify themselves as both professionals and survivors. NOMSV sponsors periodic conferences, publishes a newsletter for male survivors titled Men Speak Out, and hosts a website that contains resources and links to both professional and peer support resources.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
http://www.nvaw.org
We have designed this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.

New York City Administration for Children's Services
http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs
ACS's mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of all the children of New York. With a top-to-bottom reform effort underway, ACS is transforming NYC child welfare services into a neighborhood-based system where children and families get the services they need close to home.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
http://www.paar.net
One of the oldest rape crisis centers in the nation.

Policy Research Associates
http://www.prainc.com
Founded in 1987, Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) is a small business offering comprehensive services - applied research, policy analysis, evaluation studies, knowledge development and application, and technical assistance - with a primary focus on mental health services issues at the federal, state, and local levels. PRA's main office is located just outside of Albany, New York.

Project Return
http://www.projectreturn.org/page/page/1092555.htm
Project Return is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illnesses through educational, vocational, and supportive housing services so that they may live productive and fulfilling lives in the community.

PROTOTYPES
http://www.prototypes.org
A non-profit organization founded in Southern California in 1986, PROTOTYPES provides health, mental health and social services to women & their families through a variety of programs. PROTOTYPES also provides training, technical assistance, consultation and information dissemination services, and conducts research and evaluation projects.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network
http://www.rainn.org
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu
Works to improve services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disabilities and their families by strengthening the knowledge base for effective services and systems of care.

Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
http://www.rtc.pdx.edu
Works towards promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.

Rethinking Domestic Violence: A Training Process for Community Activists
http://www.raisingvoices.org/trainingprocess.shtml
This program tool was developed by Raising Voices in collaboration with the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention. The Training Process is a tool for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of community members to prevent domestic violence. It is a series of training sessions that can be used individually or as a part of a longer process. It will help participants think about, discuss and take action to prevent domestic violence. It is a practical tool for trainers and activists who want to begin a process of change in their community.

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing
http://www.ra-info.org
Ritual abuse, recovery and cult information for survivors, therapists, and others.

Searching For Angela Shelton
http://www.searchingforangelashelton.com
I went “Searching for Angela Shelton” when I made my documentary of the same title and found that more than half of the women I spoke to shared more than a name. They were all survivors of rape, incest or domestic violence.

Seeking Safety
http://www.seekingsafety.org
Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. The treatment is available as a book, providing both client handouts and guidance for clinicians.The treatment was designed for flexible use. It has been conducted in group and individual format; for women, men, and mixed-gender; using all topics or fewer topics; in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, residential); and for both substance abuse and dependence. It has also been used with people who have a trauma history, but do not meet criteria for PTSD.

Self-Injury and Related Issues
http://www.siari.co.uk
SIARI aims to raise awareness of self-injury, as well as offering hope, and enlightenment to those who self-injure, their kith and kin, and those who work alongside people who hurt themselves. The site will be of value to anyone wishing to gain insight into the complex and much-misunderstood phenomenon of self-injury, and the issues that surround it.

Sidran Institute
http://www.sidran.org
On of the nation’s leading providers of education and resources on traumatic stress, training and consulting on treating and managing traumatic stress, information and advocacy on current issues related to trauma, and publications on traumatic stress.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. Includes links to support groups, information resources, events and articles.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
http://www.snapnetwork.org
An organization that engages a large number of male survivors, though it is not exclusively for men. A volunteer, self-help organization for individuals who have been sexually abused by clergy and for their supporters, SNAP reaches out to survivors, families, and supporters; assists in building support for personal healing; pursues justice and institutional change in churches; and offers education and persuasion to change the “structure and culture of abuse in the church and society at large.”

Trauma Services Associates Treatment and Training Institute
http://www.traumaservices.com
Trauma Service Associates (TSA) Recognized the Wide-Spread Problem of Psychological Trauma and has been addressing it through it's Trauma Services Associates Treatment and Training Institute.

Witness Justice
http://www.witnessjustice.org
Witness JusticeTM is a national nonprofit organization committed to directly serving survivors of violent crime in the U.S. Our goal is to provide trauma victims and their loved ones with access to information and support to promote healing (physically, psychologically and spiritually) and to establish a sense of personal justice, no matter where they live or the nature of the violent crime committed against them.


Newsletters

The Cutting Edge
Poetry, prose, art. Editorials, and reviews on self-mutilation as a response to abuse.
The newsletter is available through the Sidran Institute, 200 E. Joppa Rd.
Ste. 207, Baltimore, MD 21286; 410-825-8888; rutamaz@eohio.net or cuttingedge@sidran.org.

For Crying Out Loud:
Survivors Newsletter Collective, 46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Poetry, prose, and announcements for survivors.

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Training and consultation available through the NTC

Trauma Specific Services

Self-Inflicted Violence: Helping Those Who Self-Injure
Length: from 1-1/2 to 6 hours
Audience: Varies: workshop is tailored to the audience which can include
mental health, substance abuse and trauma providers; school quidance
counselors; general public and consuemr groups; physical health care
providers; psychology, counseling, and social work educators
Offered by: Ruta Mazelis, Sidran Institute
Contact: Ruta Mazelis at rutamaz@eohio.net
The workshop informs the participant about the various
theories of the etiology of self-inflicted violence, common misperceptions
regarding self-injury, the meanings and motivations associated with the acts
of self-inflicted violence, helpful and harmful treatment practices, and the
identification of stressors arising from clinical work with persons who
self-injure.

Stopping The Cycle: Providing Healing Rather Than Re-Enactment
Length: 1-1/2 hours
Audience: Mental health and substance abuse professionals; general public
and consumer groups
Offered by: Ruta Mazelis, Sidran Institute
Contact: Ruta Mazelis at rutamaz@eohio.net
Description: This workshop informs participants about the prevalence of
abuse in the histories of person receiving care in mental health and
substance abuse service programs and helps identify treatment practices that
perpetuate traumatic experiences and reactions as well as identify those
that facilitate the development of trauma-informed practices and policies in
these systems of care.

Working with Adult Survivors of Trauma: Key Concepts in Understanding Trauma Dynamics
Length: Three to seven hours
Audience: Human service agency staff members
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Designed for human service providers at all levels (clinical and direct care staff, support staff, residential staff, administrative staff). Increases awareness and understanding of the prevalence of trauma and its impact. Also describes key elements of a trauma-informed approach to program practices and service delivery. Recommended as an introduction to trauma issues for all staff; can be adjusted in length, detail, and focus to meet individual needs, educational background, and clinical experience.

The Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) Group Treatment Intervention
Length: Two or three days
Audience: Clinicians interested in becoming TREM group leaders
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Prepares clinicians to implement the fully manualized, 28-session TREM approach to group work with women abuse survivors. Participants learn the group’s rationale and process (including a range of cognitive-behavioral and psycho-educational interventions) as well as each session’s content. Leader techniques are taught through role-play in mock groups. Also provides consultation about adaptations of TREM for specific settings.

Residential Services for Trauma Survivors
Length: Three hours
Audience: Shelter and residential staff, including paraprofessionals
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Provides shelter and residential staff with a basic understanding of trauma issues by focusing on behaviors and interactions staff often find difficult to manage. Helps staff make connections between current problematic behavior and past abuse in order to respond more effectively to consumers’ needs. Also focuses on key elements in a healing environment within a shelter or residential program setting: crisis management, maintaining boundaries, and the importance of communication between and among staff.

An Introduction to Trauma Issues for Women in Short-Term Programs
Length: Three hours
Audience: Clinical staff interested in leading a four-session group intervention for women in short-term settings (eg, shelters, short-stay residential units, crisis facilities, inpatient psychiatric/detoxification units, brief addictions programs.
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Designed to introduce women to important connections between a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse and current difficulties and symptoms. It helps women assess their need for longer-term recovery work and identify community resources for doing trauma recovery work in an outpatient setting. Each session includes questions to prompt discussion, an experiential exercise, and an accompanying handout.

Trauma and Domestic Violence
Length: Three hours
Audience: Clinicians working with women who have experienced domestic violence
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Helps providers understand the connections between adult domestic violence and a history of childhood abuse and trauma. Prepares clinicians to lead a ten-session group intervention that allows members to understand domestic violence and feel empowered to break the cycle. The group helps members to explore issues such as the relational context of DV; the cycle of violence; power and control; multi-generational violence; the impact of DV on children; anger; assertiveness; communication skills; and stopping the cycle.

The Men’s Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (M-TREM) Group Treatment
Length: Two days
Audience: Clinicians interested in becoming M-TREM group leaders
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
M-TREM is a 24-session manualized group for trauma survivors focusing on gender-specific concerns of men. Training includes a review of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of men; a session-by-session coverage of the group intervention; and opportunities for mock group leader practice.

Trauma Issues Associated with HIV Infection
Length: Three hours
Audience: Clinicians working with trauma survivors with HIV infection (assumes a basic understanding of trauma and some previous group work experience)
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Helps providers understand unique issues facing individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV infection who also have histories of trauma. Prepares clinicians to lead an 11-session group exploring issues such as the infection itself as a trauma, disclosure, stigma, learned helplessness/hopelessness, stress of dealing with the system, creating collaborative relationships, fear, sexuality/relationships, acceptance, and spirituality.

Pathways to Reunification and Recovery: An educational group curriculum for women in recovery.
Length: six to eight hours
Audience: Staff working with women with co-occurring disorders and history of trauma
Offered by: Boston Consortium of Services for Families in Recovery, Women and Families Division Staff
Contact: Rita Nieves: Rita_Nieves@bphc.org
The training prepares substance abuse counselors from outpatient and residential treatment programs to conduct this group-based intervention. This curriculum is designed to provide client participants with the opportunity to learn skills that with help them in the reunification process with their children. This group can benefit all women who are parents and are in treatment. The group consists of 10 sessions. Topics include: Reuniting with your child/ren, how substance abuse affects parenting, custody scenarios, how to process stress, understanding the DSS system, transitioning, understanding child behavior and parenting skills. Client participants learn through, group discussions, exercises, creative activities and role play. The facilitator manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Economic Success in Recovery: An educational group curriculum for women in recovery
Length: Six to eight hours
Audience: Staff working with women with co-occurring disorders and history of trauma
Offered by: Boston Consortium of Services for Families in Recovery, Women and Families Division Staff
Contact: Rita Nieves: Rita_Nieves@bphc.org
The training prepares substance abuse counselors from outpatient and residential treatment programs to conduct this group-based intervention. This curriculum offers participants the opportunity to establish connections between their past trauma experiences, current economic situation and recovery process. The 6-session curriculum is for women in recovery and is designed to address economic viability. Client participants learn how money management is related to the recovery process, how to develop effective money management skills and how to plan for future educational, vocational and job training opportunities. The facilitator manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Women’s Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)
Length: Six to eight hours
Audience: Staff working with women with co-occurring disorders and history of trauma
Offered by: Boston Consortium of Services for families in Recovery, Women and Families Division Staff
Contact: Rita Nieves: Rita_Nieves@bphc.org
The training prepares substance abuse counselors from outpatient and residential treatment programs to conduct this group-based intervention. The curriculum consists of five, 5-hour group sessions. Client participants learn how to develop effective leadership skills among women in recovery so they can use their own experience and voice to improve services for families in recovery. After completing this curriculum, participants learn how to build the skills and confidence necessary to advocate for themselves as consumers. The facilitator manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Cultural and Language Adaptation of Manualized Interventions
Length: Six to eight hours
Audience: Staff working with women with co-occurring disorders and history of trauma
Offered by: Boston Consortium of Services for families in Recovery, Women and Families Division Staff
Contact: Rita Nieves: Rita_Nieves@bphc.org
This training prepares substance abuse treatment staff from outpatient and residential treatment programs to adapt manualized treatment approaches for Latina women. Staff participants will be asked to bring to the workshop examples of manualized treatment approaches to work on during the training.

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Trauma Informed Services

Seeking Safety: Treatment of trauma/PTSD and substance abuse
Length: Any length from 1 hour to 2 days (1 to 2 days is recommended)
Audience: Clinicians, administrators
Offered by: Lisa M. Najavits, PhD
Contact: Lisa M. Najavits, PhD: Lnajavits@hms.harvard.edu or info@seekingsafety.org; for a complete outline of the training and related materials, go to www.seekingsafety.org (section Training / Training materials); a list of upcoming trainings is also there, many of which allow open attendance.
Seeking Safety is an empirically studied treatment for trauma/PTSD and substance abuse that addresses cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal skills, using an integrated model in which trauma/PTSD and substance use disorder are addressed simultaneously. It is designed for early-stage recovery, and for a wide variety of settings and populations. Examples of topics are: Honesty, Creating Meaning, Setting Boundaries in Relationships, Getting Others to Support Your Recovery, Compassion, Asking for Help. In the presentation, the treatment will be described, up-to-date empirical results on it will be reviewed, and specific treatment interventions will be demonstrated (including experiential exercises). Assessment tools and community resources are also addressed. Specific treatment challenges will be discussed, including clinician training, adaptation to special populations, and “tough cases.”

Training on the Seeking Safety Curriculum
Length: 1 to 2 days
Audience: Human Service Agency Staff
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
Providers will be trained on implementing the Seeking Safety curriculum in their agencies. Participants will learn the group’s rationale and process, as well as each session’s content. “Seeking Safety: A treatment for PTSD/trauma and Substance Abuse,” is an empirically based trauma treatment model. Designed for clinicians on the front lines of treatment, the 25 sessions are evenly divided among cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal arenas. The key principles are: safety as the goal for first-stage treatment, and integrated treatment (treating both disorders at the same time). This training will include how to pilot the group and adapt the curriculum to meet client and staff needs.

Designing a Trauma-Informed Service System
Length: Three hours
Audience: Program administrators and managers
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Describes differences between usual service delivery approaches, a trauma-informed system, and a system that is both trauma-informed and also provides trauma-specific services. Outlines necessary steps in changing a system to become trauma-informed at each level of program or agency. A step-by-step protocol for assessing and planning trauma-informed changes is presented.

Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Profile (TREP) and the TREP Interventions Menu
Length: Three hours
Audience: Community support specialists, case managers, supervisors, and any members of teams responsible for recovery or treatment planning with consumers
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Introduces the TREP assessment instrument, which evaluates women’s skills on eleven recovery dimensions, including the ability to self-soothe and self protect, to solve problems, to use accurate language to describe situations and people, to take initiative, and to make accurate judgments and decisions. Staff are taught to utilize the TREP and its companion menu of intervention strategies in recovery/treatment planning and service provision. Introduces a menu of 88 intervention strategies (exercises) that correspond to the eleven TREP dimensions and provides instruction in how to help consumers use the treatment menu to select techniques for enhancing skill development.

Vicarious Traumatization: When Helping Others Causes You Pain
Length: 2 to 4 hours
Audience: Social Services, Criminal Justice, and Medical personnel
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Elke Rechberger, Ph.D.: TroubleShoot911@aol.com
This training is designed to help all personnel who work with clients with traumatic experiences to recognize the symptoms of vicarious traumatization in him/herself, to provide intervention and preventive maintenance skills, and to help administrators and organizations to develop plans for how to decrease the likelihood of vicarious traumatization in their respective agencies.

An Empowerment Group
Length: Four to seven hours
Audience: Clinicians working in programs wanting to promote consumer empowerment but not provide trauma group treatment.
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Designed to teach clinicians to use a 10-session empowerment group intervention with women who are survivors of trauma. Adapted from the Empowerment Section of the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), this group is designed to help women develop skills necessary for healthy adult coping, such as self-soothing, assertiveness and initiative-taking, and setting limits with others. Trainers review the ten session topics, discuss leader techniques, and give participants a chance to lead mock groups.

Integrating Trauma-Specific Services into Residential Treatment Programs for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders
Length: 4 to 8 hours
Audience: Residential Treatment Providers
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
This training covers how to integrate specialized trauma group and individual services into an existing residential treatment programs. Participants learn the challenges and strategies to reduce barriers to implementation.

The Integration of Spirituality and Trauma
Length: 1.5 to 3 hours
Audience: Social Services staff
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Elke Rechberger, Ph.D.: TroubleShoot911@aol.com
This training is designed for social services staff members at all levels of treatment care, to further the understanding of clients’ traumatic experiences and the impact of spiritual belief systems on subsequent treatment effectiveness and client perceptions of wellness.

Homelessness and Co-Occurring Disorders
Length:
Audience:
Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Describes a clinical outreach and case management program specifically designed to engage homeless families with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders living in emergency shelters. It includes an overview of strengths-based practice, Motivational Enhancement, and Relational Theory, and how they can be integrated to create a model of care that builds trust. Incorporates the importance of collaboration between state agencies and service provider systems involved in the lives of homeless families. The training can include any/all of the following topics: homeless women/women and children, homeless families, engaging homeless mothers around co-occurring disorders and treatment, designing a clinical assessment outreach model for working with homeless
families, working in collaboration with systems and agencies involved with homeless
families.

Weaving Work and Recovery
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Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Employment can moderate the occurrence and severity of relapse to addiction. Training will assist the gradual integration of work-related skills and tasks into residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment settings as clients prepare for eventual economic self-sufficiency. Presents a basic overview of concepts and tasks necessary for clients to weave work and recovery into a life filled with hope and promise. Training can include any/all of the following topics: Pre-vocational and vocational issues in treatment, resumés for those with poor work histories, job search strategies, substance abuse, criminal records and interviewing, higher paying entry level jobs, job retention and relapse prevention, linkages to community resources.

Addiction 101
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Describes the process of addiction and the basic concepts of substance abuse treatment.


Integration of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Trauma, and HIV/AIDS Services for Women and Women with Children
Length: 4 to 8 hours
Audience: Administrators and Staff from substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, rape crisis centers, programs for abused children, and HIV/AIDS providers
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
This training is designed as a half to full-day training for administrators and treatment staff to understand the linkages between substance abuse, mental illness, trauma, and HIV/AIDS. In addition, the training assists the participants in understanding the challenges to integration of services and systems, and in learning strategies to reducing barriers within their agencies.

Integration of Substance Abuse/Mental Health/Trauma in the Criminal Justice System
Length: 4 to 7 hours
Audience: Judges, Court personnel, and Prison personnel
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
This training is designed as either a half to full-day training for all personnel who work within the criminal justice system, to increase awareness of the impact of trauma on clients with co-occurring disorders and how integrated, trauma-informed interventions and treatment services can help decrease client recidivism.

Gender-Specific Treatment
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
The reasons for substance use, consequences, and motivation for treatment are different for men than for women. Treatment based on the special needs of women is comprehensive, trauma-informed, empowering, strengths- based, and includes a focus on relationships, including parenting and children.


Trauma-Informed Addictions Services
Length: Three hours
Audience: Staff responsible for helping women achieve and maintain sobriety
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Explores connections between substance use and trauma. Trainers examine how substances are used in the service of affective modulation and relief from trauma-related symptoms such as flashbacks. Introduces skills women need to develop for successful recovery from addiction and trauma and treatment approaches frequently used within traditional addictions programs that may be counterproductive to trauma recovery.


Relational Model and Treatment

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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
The relational model of women’s development hypothesizes that women derive much of their sense of identity from relationships, and that emotional growth is fostered by one or more mutual, empathic, authentic relationships. Understanding and utilizing the principles of this model increases the effectiveness of services for women.


Trauma and the Level of Burden
Length: 2 to 4 hours
Audience: Administrators and Staff from substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, rape crisis centers, programs for abused children, and HIV/AIDS providers
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
This training is designed for administrators and treatment staff in substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, rape crisis centers, and HIV/AIDS services to understand the concept of the level of burden of multiple problems (and vulnerabilities) on our client populations. Also describes how to integrate this concept into daily provision of services.


Feminist Approaches To Substance Abuse

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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Describes substance abuse treatment based on the relational model of women’s development and the empowerment approach.


Child Welfare And Substance Abuse
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Women affected by substance abuse may be driven by shame, guilt, and stigma, in addition to the denial that characterizes substance abuse. They may avoid seeking treatment if they fear that exposing themselves as substance abusers puts them at risk for losing custody of their children. This training describes the intersection between the child welfare and substance abuse treatment systems aimed at building an understanding of the children and families throughout each system.

Training on Integration of Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma for the TANF Population
Length: 4 to 8 hours
Audience: All Human Service Providers
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Vivian Brown, Ph.D.: protoceo@aol.com
This training is designed for human service providers at all levels who serve the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) population. Participants will learn the links between substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma, and their impacts on obtaining and maintaining employment. In addition, participants will learn a model of trauma-informed vocational training.

Community Housing, Sober Housing Initiatives
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
This training will provide information on initiatives focused on models of community-based housing with services and on creating and supporting sober housing in community settings.

Substance Use and Pregnancy
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Audience: Public health officials and prenatal care staff
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Assists public health officials and prenatal care staff in reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during pregnancy by discussing the risks associated with use in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational manner. By talking openly and comfortably with pregnant women about the risks associated with prenatal substance use, health care professionals can normalize conversations about alcohol and the use of other substances through a universal, routine and open process. Skills learned may contribute to decreased maternal morbidity and healthier birth outcomes. The training can include any/all of the following topics: Current research on the impact of alcohol and drug use on maternal and fetal health, screening for substance use, brief interventions, building linkages, and addressing barriers.

Treatment For Women With Co-Occurring Disorders
Length: 2 hours
Audience: Human service professionals, program directors, policy makers
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.: wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Effective treatment for women with co-occurring disorders is based on an understanding of the complex and multi-directional relationships connecting substance abuse, mental illness and trauma, and upon an understanding of the special needs of women.

Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Specific Treatment
Length: 2 hours
Audience: Human service professionals, program directors, policy makers
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.: wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Trauma-informed treatment is based on an understanding of the impact of violence on the lives of survivors, and includes services that help women to heal from trauma. This training explicates the principles underlying such treatment and how to implement them, and includes a list of curricula for trauma-specific treatment

Overcoming Barriers to Integrated Care for Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Length: 4 hours
Audience: Human service professionals, program directors, policy makers
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.:wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Provides information on the ways in which domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness are linked, the barriers to providing services for women affected by all three issues, and ways to address those barriers on both a clinical and a systems level.

The Impact of Disaster on Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Clients and Providers
Length: 90 minutes
Audience: Human service professionals, program directors, policy makers
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.: wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Substance abuse and domestic violence clients and their providers are particularly vulnerable when a natural disaster or manmade disaster, such as a terrorist attack, occurs. This training outlines the reasons for this vulnerability, characterizes risk factors, and suggests ways to respond.

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders In Female Offenders
Length: 2 hours
Audience: Corrections personnel
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.: wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Outlines data indicating that women offenders frequently have mental health and substance abuse problems or both, offers an explanation for these findings, describes the impact of these problems on their behavior and responses to the criminal justice system, and suggests how corrections programs can assist women in the process of recovery.

Systems Change Strategies for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma/Victimization
Length: 2 hours
Audience: Human service professionals, advocates, policy makers
Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.: wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Despite the growing awareness of the links between substance abuse, mental illness and trauma, systems barriers can limit the availability of integrated treatment. This training explicates strategies for addressing common barriers and moving toward an integrated system of care.

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Children, Youth and Families

Working with Adolescent Survivors of Trauma. Key Concepts in Understanding Trauma Dynamics
Length: Three to seven hours
Audience: Human service agency staff members
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
This introductory training addresses the prevalence and impact of trauma among adolescents and describes a trauma-informed approach to working with adolescent survivors. Can also adjusted in length, detail and focus to meet the needs, educational background, and clinical experience of staff.

The Girls’ Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (G-TREM) Group Treatment
Length: Two days
Audience: Clinicians interested in becoming G-TREM group leaders
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
G-TREM groups are intended for younger and older adolescent girls. Drawing on the principles of TREM, these groups have been thoroughly adapted to the specific needs, concerns, and learning styles of adolescents. Training covers age-specific responses to trauma; a session-by-session review of the group intervention; and opportunities for leader practice in mock groups.

Non-Traditional Parenting Interventions
Length: Three hours
Audience: Clinicians interested in leading parenting-focused groups for women trauma survivors
Offered by: Community Connections
Contact: Roger Fallot: RFallot@ccdc1.org
Introduces clinicians to two separate manualized parenting interventions: The Impact of Early Trauma on Parenting Roles and Parenting at a Distance. The first addresses the impact of trauma on women’s efforts to parent; the second addresses specific parenting issues faced by women who are not full time custodial parents for their dependent children. These approaches differ from traditional parenting skills groups that help women understand child development and be prepared for the changing needs of the children as they grow and mature. Trainees learn session-by-session content of the groups as well as group leader techniques.

Designing Family Focused, Trauma Informed Services For Children With Parents Engaged In Substance Abuse Treatment
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Offered by: Arapahoe House
Contact: Nancy VanDeMark: nancy@ahinc.org
Offers a philosophy and approach to children’s services that is integrated into parental treatment while attending to the unique needs of children. Addresses preparation, training and supervision of staff and ongoing supervision required to implement children’s services within a substance abuse treatment setting.

Trauma Informed Residential Treatment Programs for Women with Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Mental Illness and their Children
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Audience: Staff and administrators of residential treatment programs
Offered by: Arapahoe House
Contact: Nancy VanDeMark: nancy@ahinc.org
Covers considerations in implementation of residential treatment programs that are trauma informed and family focused. Tailored to address administrative and clinical considerations for providers serving substance dependent populations and wishing to become more trauma informed while also addressing parenting issues and children’s needs.

Children’s “Skills Building” Group Intervention Training
Length: 3 to 4 hours
Audience: Social Services staff
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Elke Rechberger, Ph.D.: TroubleShoot911@aol.com
This training is designed to help clinical and counseling staff to implement the standardized 12-session group intervention for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years. This curriculum focuses on strengthening children’s resilience who have been exposed to trauma and substance-abusing and/or mentally ill family members. These goals are accomplished by enhancing children’s self esteem, promoting healthy peer interactions and pro-social behaviors, and teaching safety and assertiveness skills.

Working with Children Affected by Substance Abuse, Mental Illness and Violence
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Effective trauma-informed treatment and service coordination for children whose mothers are affected by co-occurring disorders will be reviewed. This training will provide an overview of the impact of substance abuse, violence and mental illness on children, and address the clinical and system barriers that exist.

Promoting Resiliency in Children
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Resiliency was once thought of as a trait someone was born with. Research now demonstrates that all people have the traits to be resilient, but it is how these traits get nurtured that is key. A review of the literature and the implication for treatment will be discussed.

Psycho-Educational Groups for Children Whose Mothers Have Co-Occurring Disorders
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
An effective resiliency-promoting trauma- informed group intervention will be presented. Structured activities, books, videos and safety planning will be reviewed. The role of the group facilitators will be considered.

The Urban Child: An Overview
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
A child raised in an urban setting has a multitude of issues that need to be addressed such as increased susceptibility to asthma, community violence and school truancy. Treating children in a school setting and working more actively with school and community personnel will be discussed.

Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
This training will consider the symptoms and treatment of children that witness domestic violence.

Treating Children and Adolescents: Special Considerations

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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Child providers need creative strategies for addressing common barriers in the treatment of children and adolescents. This training presents strategies for engaging parents, school personnel and other providers.

Service Coordination and Advocacy with Children
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Frequently child providers see their task as providing psychological treatment for children. In fact, successful treatment for children includes the larger task of helping parents learn how to advocate for their children in a time of diminishing resources for children.

Engaging Children in Play Therapy
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Play therapy has been the foundation of providing long-term psychotherapy for children. It continues to be a useful tool, but other considerations must now be taken into account because of the need for short- term treatment and crisis intervention.

Family-Focused Services/Treatment Planning for Adults with Children
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
This training is based on the idea that successful substance abuse treatment for adults with children requires us to include planning and services designed to maintain and promote the parent-child relationship, and to address the developmental needs of parents and children as part of treatment.

Effects of Substance Abuse and Violence on Parenting and the Parent-Child Relationship
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
This training provides an overview of the impact of substance abuse and violence on parenting and the parent-child relationship. The application of the relational model to demonstrate nurturing connections between parents and children will be described. Targeted clinical interventions and strategies will be provided focusing primarily on the parent. Information on the importance of fostering hope will be threaded throughout the presentation. The training will teach providers how to promote successful nurturing relationships within families.

Recognizing Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Families
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Provides basic information about alcoholism and drug addiction, including signs that a person may be using, common effects of addiction on the family, and phases of recovery. Includes watching the video, “Straight From the Heart: Stories of Mothers Recovering From Addiction,” a first-hand look at the effects of addiction on families. Also incorporates a discussion about denial and strategies for confronting it, and how to talk about suspected substance use with a parent or colleague.

Effects of Reunification on Parent-Child Relationships
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Designed to enhance participants’ understanding and ability to support the reunion and reunification of parents, children and families affected by addiction.

Nurturing Families Through Recovery
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Addresses the effects of co-occurring disorders and trauma on parenting and the parent-child relationship through description of curricula-based concepts and activities. Using the “train the trainer” model, the training provides information and skills needed to facilitate the Nurturing Program and/or Nurturing Families parenting curricula.

Difficult Moments In Facilitating Parenting Groups
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
This practical, hands on workshop will provide an arena for group leaders to explore how to handle difficult moments which may arise during parenting groups as a result of conflicting values and attitudes. Examines some “do’s” and “don'ts” for group leaders as well as practical steps, strategies and group-building techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the impact of multi-sensory, interactive activities, discussion and group building techniques for processing difficult moments.

Integrating Parenting Services into Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Describes the importance of providing parenting services when treating women with co-occurring disorders and describes systems strategies for implementing parenting services within an existing service system.

Building Relationships Between Parents and Professionals
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Parents and professionals face particular challenges in establishing and navigating relationships within various communities. This training examines the roles and expectations between home-visiting professionals and parents. In the course of exploring obstacles and identifying skills, we will establish a framework for effective, reciprocal communication and joint collaboration.

The Parallel of Human Growth and Development, Recovery, and Parenting Development
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Provides an overview and direct parallels between the developmental stages of human growth and development (birth through old age) and the process of change in recovery; and stages of change in parenthood. This framework helps participants understand their own growth processes in various aspects of their lives; and helps them understand the processes others, particularly their children, are experiencing.

Administration Of the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory
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Offered by: Institute for Health and Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
The Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory is a validated instrument used to evaluate the effectiveness of both the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery, and Nurturing Families Through Recovery curricula. Designed to assess the parenting and child rearing attitudes of adult and adolescent parent and pre-parent populations, it provide an index of risk for practicing behaviors known to be attributable to child abuse and neglect, including: Inappropriate Expectations of Children, Parental Lack of Empathy Towards Children’s Needs, Strong Belief in the Use of Corporal Punishment as a Means of Discipline, Reversing Parent-Child Role Responsibilities, and Oppressing Children’s Power and Independence. Training provides facilitators with the information needed to administer this evaluation instrument.

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Persons with Lived Experience of Trauma


Administrative and Clinical Strategies for Integration of Persons with Lived Experience into Delivery of Substance Abuse Treatment
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Audience: Administrators and clinicians interested in integrating persons with lived experience into their substance abuse treatment programs
Offered by: Arapahoe House
Contact: Nancy VanDeMark: nancy@ahinc.org
Covers administrative considerations such as policies and procedures, hiring, and regulatory challenges as well as clinical considerations such as teamwork, professional roles, boundaries and supervision when integrating individuals who identify as having the lived experience of trauma into substance abuse treatment settings.

We Can Work Together: Incorporating Consumer Input into Service Planning
Length: 90 minutes
Audience: Program directors
Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.; wellproject@healthrecovery.org
Training describes the benefits of incorporating input from those receiving services into the design and delivery of the services. Various mechanisms for gathering consumer input are described in detail, along with suggestions regarding selecting mechanisms appropriate to various circumstances.

WELL Recovery
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Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Training describes the rationale for and the specifics of one model for peer-led self/mutual help groups for women with substance abuse and mental health problems and histories of trauma, and contains all of the information necessary to begin conducting such groups.

Training on Integrating Consumer/Survivor/Recovering Persons in Service Programs
Length: 4 hours
Audience: All Human Service Agency Staff
Offered by: PROTOTYPES
Contact: Paula Bjelajac: pbjelajac@prototypes.org
Providers will be trained on strategies and recommended action steps for integrating Consumer/Survivor/Recovering persons at all levels of the service system. The critical importance of hiring C/S/Rs will be addressed, i.e., enlarging the number of role models and mentors with lived experiences into the service system decreases stigma, increases retention, and is an important part of the Empowerment Model.

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Trauma-Informed Research and Policy

Successful Strategies to Track and Locate Participants for Research and Evaluation Purposes
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Offered by: Arapahoe House
Contact: Nancy VanDeMark: nancy@ahinc.org
Provides an overview of strategies to maintain high retention rates in research and evaluation efforts. Provides detailed procedures, staff recruitment and training suggestions and administrative approaches supporting retention.

Interviewing Skills and Rapport Building
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Offered by: `Arapahoe House
Contact: Nancy VanDeMark: nancy@ahinc.org
Teaches research interviewers how to build rapport with research participants while at the same time collecting unbiased data. Includes information on standardizing interview procedures across interviewers, creating a comfortable setting for data collection for both the interviewer and the respondent, remaining neutral, assuring the respondent of confidentiality, and reading respondents’ nonverbal cues.

Systems Development/Systems Change
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Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
The historical fragmentation of human service programs has resulted in systems of services that are not responsive to the multiple needs of women and families with substance use abuse problems. Training focuses on identifying service gaps and stakeholders, creating problem-solving settings, and building support for sustaining systems change, including policy and program development.

Building Linkages and Collaborations
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Offered by: Institute for Health Recovery
Contact: Norma Finkelstein: normafinkelstein@healthrecovery.org
Training will address the need for building collaborations on the local, regional and/or state levels. Cross-systems work will focus on understanding mandates, finding common ground and developing action plans.




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