Research has uncovered trauma as a core public health concern facing our nation, linking experiences of trauma to mental health conditions, substance use concerns, chronic physical health problems, housing instability,
Research has uncovered trauma as a core public health concern facing our nation, linking experiences of trauma to mental health conditions, substance use concerns, chronic physical health problems, housing instability, and shortened life expectancy. Additionally, experiencing trauma and victimization increases the risk for developing serious mental health conditions, which in turn increases risk for experiencing additional forms of trauma, including institutional trauma. For marginalized communities, including people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people impacted by poverty, this can be further complicated by experiences of structural violence as well as collective forms of trauma.
This webinar will introduce participants to the various forms and effects of trauma, recognizing the effects of trauma in both people accessing care as well as staff and systems, while cultivating multi-dimensional responses to address trauma and prevent re-traumatization. It will also highlight evidence-based interventions for the treatment of trauma within the context of co-occurring disabling psychiatric conditions.
Presenter: Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health