This training is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma informed care. While this training was developed specifically for substance use disorder treatment professionals, anyone who wants to know more about the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders may benefit from it.
The training is broken down into four separate modules. Each module is designed to introduce the learner to a specific topic relative to the theory and practice of trauma informed care.
The 4 modules should take about 4 hours total to complete. Each module is followed by a brief quiz and feedback survey.
Module One: An Introduction to Trauma and Substance Use Disorders
This 65 minute online module will provide substance use disorder professionals with information regarding the experience of trauma, how trauma impacts individuals, as well as how individuals attempt to cope with traumatic experiences. Emphasis will be placed on substance use disorders and their relationship to the experience of trauma.
Module Two: Trauma and Relationships
This 65 minute online module will provide substance use professionals with information regarding the impact of trauma on relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of healthy relationships in treatment and strategies for developing therapeutic relationships with trauma survivors. The connection between past trauma, substance use, and intimate partner violence will also be reviewed.
Module Three: Supporting Recovery from Trauma and Substance Use Disorders
This 75 minute module will provide substance use professionals with information regarding the implementation of trauma-informed care within the context of substance use disorder treatment. The four principles of trauma informed care as well as the components of trauma informed care will be reviewed. The difference between trauma specific and trauma informed models will also be discussed.
Module Four: Addressing Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
This 35 minute module will explore the issues of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and the development of resilience among substance use professionals. We will discuss how secondary trauma presents itself as an occupational hazard, how to cope with it, and strategies to develop resilience.
How to access the training
Step 1: Register or log in to IHR's Adobe Learning Manager platform.
Step 2: Once logged in, proceed to A Comprehensive Introduction to Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and Recovery.
LADC: This program has been approved for 4.0 Contact Hours of Training Credit from The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services / LADC Unit.
Certificates will be delivered within 1 week of program completion provided you complete the optional CEU Certificate Request Survey at the end of the program.
If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.