What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERDr. 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.

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Event Details

October 18, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
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