09. October 2020 - 9:30 till 16:00
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Trauma Informed Care: Seeking Safety and Other Evidence Based Practices | October Road, Inc. | Friday, 09. October 2020

Title: Trauma Informed Care: Seeking Safety and other Evidence Based Practices
Course Description:
This program is designed to introduce substance abuse and/or mental health practitioners to existing evidence-based practices for trauma informed care. Research and clinical evidence in substance use/mental health treatment indicate that clients are best served in a trauma informed environment. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, as well as evidence-based means to address these issues are important for improving the lives of individuals and their families.The workshop is interactive and will incorporate participants’ experience, questions, and concerns. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with individuals exposed to trauma, the need for trauma informed services, the practical application of trauma informed services, and evidence-based tools for providing care to individuals with a trauma history .
Learning Objectives:
1)    Understand the nature and prevalence of trauma among the substance abuse/mental health treatment population.
2)    Describe the need for trauma informed care and articulate three general tenants or recommendations for care.
3)    Possess a working knowledge of Seeking Safety and a possible plan for implementation.
4)    Identify additional evidence-based practices for trauma informed care in treatment.
5)    Understand secondary trauma and describe strategies for self-care.
Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has emerged as an engaging and informative practice-based trainer. She maintains a full-time caseload at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic where she provides mental health assessment and psychotherapy. Her passion for trauma and gender related issues began early in her academic experience at James Madison University, and continued throughout her MSW program at UNC Chapel Hill. Completion of UNC’s Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies provided additional specialization in a population for whom trauma is a primary co-occurring feature. Andrea has developed training and consultation services that support the practical application of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment and trauma-informed care into medical, educational, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use treatment fields.
Continuing Education Credit:
October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469
Application is pending apprvoval by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board 
Application is pending approval by LPCA-GA for 5 core continuing education hours
Refund Policy:
Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to eevans@octoberroadinc.net.

All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left. If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left.