CE / Trainer course
Exploring the Role of ACEs and Trauma in Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
The purpose of this course it to convey a working understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how these are both relate to general health outcomes, but particularly Substance Use Disorder.
“Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being” —(SAMHSA)
ACEs and trauma play a large role in substance use disorder. Viewing individuals within the context of their life experiences provides an important lens for recovery. Trauma informed care and resilience building are key components to recovery that emphasize prevention and rehabilitation.
What You Will Learn
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
a. Definition and classifications
b. The original ACE study
c. Evolution of original research
Toxic Stress, ACEs, Trauma and PTSD
a. Definition of toxic stress
b. Stress related diseases and cognitive impairment
c. ACEs and health outcomes
d. Definition of trauma and explanation of impact
e. What is PTSD
ACEs, Trauma and Substance Use
a. Trauma/ACEs and SUD Comorbidity
b. Impact on the brain
Prevention and Screening
a. Prevention Techniques
b. Family based prevention techniques
Obstacles in Eradicating ACEs / Toxic Stress/ Trauma & Changes
a. Widespread prevalence of ACEs
b. Importance of continued research
c. Solutions for society
d. Benefits of enacting change
Proven Therapeutic Techniques to Combat ACEs / PTSD / Trauma
a. Continued evolution of research
b. Ways to support children
c. Principles of trauma informed care
d. Types of resilience
e. 5 pillars of resilience
f. Benefits of a resilient lifestyle
Treating SUD Within its Context
a. Explanation of integrated treatment
b. Treating SUD in adolescents
Online CE Course
Online, self-paced continuing education.
1.5 CE Credits
Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.
Individual Course: $25
On-Site & Live Online Training
On-site and live online training, available for groups of five or more.
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