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Trauma Informing the 12 Steps: Empowerment in Substance Misuse & Addiction Recovery
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When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 AM
Where: NASW National Headquarters
750 First Street NE
8th Floor Conference Center
Washington, DC  20002
Contact: Michael Francum

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Trauma Informing the 12 Steps: Empowerment in Substance Misuse & Addiction Recovery



Clients living with substance misuse & addiction often have histories of emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. The 12 Step groups AA and NA are the most widespread and available peer support groups for addiction recovery, though some language of the 12 Steps may be contraindicated for survivors of trauma.


This 3 hour continuing education workshop:

- Provides an introduction to broadened definitions of trauma with examples throughout the lifespan; and the key principles of Trauma Informed Care by SAMHSA; 

- Explores the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);  

- Analyzes language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization; and  

- Provides resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to 12 step.** 

**This Training is Not Affiliated with AA, NA or any 12 Step program or entity


Presenter: Eryca Kasse, MSW, LICSW, Founder CHOICES in Healing & Recovery, LLC


Date:  Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30pm




NASW Member
Non-Member $65.00
NASW Student or NASW Retired Member        


Registration includes 3 contact hours of continuing education credit.  A certificate will be provided at the end of the program.






NASW Headquarters - 750 First Street NE, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Conveniently located 1 block for the Union Station Metro Station
Parking is available at Union Station (accessed from H Street NE), or street parking.


PLEASE NOTE REFUND POLICIES: NASW-DC will only refund registrations for cancellations made at least 3 business days/72 hours in advance of the workshops. NASW-DC reserves the right to cancel workshops due to low registration.


Note on accommodations: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please provide a written request along with completed registration form and conference payment at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the workshop or conference. Requests received after this deadline may not be received in time to process and be fulfilled in time for the activity. Thank you.

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