June 24: 'Substance Use and Trauma: Policy Challenges and Solutions' Webinar

Substance Use and Trauma: Policy Challenges and Solutions

Trauma exposure is common among youth and families experiencing substance use problems, and having both problems leads to greater need and impairment. Given the strong link between trauma and substance use, national policy efforts to address substance use must be trauma informed. This webinar will provide an overview of several national policy challenges and solutions in the area of trauma and substance use. Experts will highlight recently enacted and pending federal policy proposals to address substance use issues across the lifespan; discuss the substance use policy challenges facing child trauma practitioners assisting children, youth, and families; and discuss the work of the NCTSN and its Trauma and Substance Abuse Collaborative Group to address these important issues. The experiences and policy-relevant recommendations of a family caregiver familiar with substance use issues will also be highlighted.


LIVE: June 24th

12:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 am Pacific


Holly Merbaum Strain, MPH, Capitol Decisions, Inc.

Norma Finkelstein, PhD, Institute for Health and Recovery

Liza Suarez, PhD, Urban Youth Trauma Center:Treatment Collaborative for Trauma and Violence, University of Illinois at Chicago

Joanne Peterson, Founder, Learn to Cope

Moderated by Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

To View the Slides & Listen Online:

Use the following course link to join the webinar on June 24th: http://learn.nctsn.org/course/view.php?id=448

To Listen by Phone:

Call 1-866-295-5950 and enter guest code 5318986#. To submit a question during the webinar, email question@nctsn.org. A copy of the slides may be downloaded and printed from the NCTSN Learning Center on the day of the webinar.


For technical problems including questions about the Learning Center please email help@nctsn.org

This webinar is FREE and offers 1.5 CEs and is available to everyone.

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6647. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Provider #: 886476741 for 1 continuing education contact hour for each 1 hour NCTSN Training Presentation. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.