A Trauma Responsive Approach with Those Engaged in Drug Court

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Assocation

PRESENTATION: The link between substance use and trauma is well understood. A trauma responsive approach implies a working knowledge of not only the signs and symptoms of trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, drug use/recovery, and engagement in treatment. This session will cover trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on critical skills and opportunities to engage drug court participants in their treatment and court plan. 


Attendees will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Advance their understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and complex trauma.
  • Recognize opportunities to advance a trauma sensitive approach. 
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those who have experienced trauma/complex trauma. 

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge  is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. 

Event Details

September 27, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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