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

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:45 PM EST

Presenter: Eryca Kasse, LICSW

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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.

These webinars offer 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Hours

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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:

1:00pm 

1:15pm 

.25 

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

1:15pm 

2:30pm 

1.25 

- Brief history of the 12 Steps of AA 

- Broadened Definitions of Trauma 

- ACES Study- Relationship between  trauma & substance use disorders 

 

2:30pm 

2:45pm 

0 

Break 

2:45pm 

3.45pm 

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,   

 

3:45pm 

4:00pm 

.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.


  • 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..

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