The Impact of Trauma on Wellness: Implications for Comprehensive Systems Change
March 30, 2011 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA invites you to a free training teleconference titled, "The Impact of Trauma on Wellness: Implications for Comprehensive Systems Change."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 60 percent of American adults say they endured abuse and other difficult family situations as children, otherwise known as adverse childhood experiences. Those experiences can have long-term health consequences and can create financial burdens on society due to the need for hospitalization, mental health care, child welfare services and/or law enforcement.
This teleconference will educate diverse stakeholders about comprehensive systems change, including preventing both harm and inadvertent retraumatization and ensuring that services and supports are welcoming, engaging, and culturally attuned. The goal is to help facilitate the healing process among people who have experienced trauma so that they can become fully engaged in their communities.
Registration will close at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, March 27, 2011.