Registration for Beyond Trauma: An Evidence Based Intervention for Women Experiencing Trauma and Addiction is now CLOSED!
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response we are now at capacity and are no longer taking registrations.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Eric Drain, Project/Training Coordinator at NCDVTMH, via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).
Grant funds are available for selected OVW grantees to attend the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health’s Beyond Trauma: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Women Experiencing Trauma and Addiction training on May 13th-14th, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois (see below for event and registration information).
Grantees from OVW’s Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities, and Transitional Housing Grant Programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference. Grantees from the aforementioned programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees expend any funds related to attending this conference.
Grantees from the programs listed below may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval but must adhere to the following criteria:
- Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders may send up to 3 participants;
- Rural Grant Program may send up to 4 participants;
- State Coalitions Grant Program and the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants to States Program may send participants.
Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval code and their adherence to the criteria outlined above.
The code for this conference is OVW-2013-MU-006; this code must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”.
This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
Beyond Trauma: An Evidence-Based Intervention For Women Experiencing Trauma and Addiction
May 13-14, 2013
Training Presented By:
Stephanie S. Covington PhD, LCSW
Hosted By: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Domestic violence and addiction are often addressed as separate issues even though a growing body of evidence demonstrates a clear and consistent association between the incidence of addiction and interpersonal violence (physical, emotional and sexual) in women’s lives. Co-occurring domestic violence and substance abuse can impact women’s safety, decision-making and access to relevant services.
This training is designed to help domestic violence coalitions and programs build their capacity to provide better advocacy, support and services for survivors dealing with trauma and addiction. Its primary focus will be on the practical application of Dr. Covington’s evidence-based curriculum “Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women,” and her shorter 5-session trauma intervention “Healing Trauma, Strategies for Abused Women.” Both are designed to support healing and recovery from trauma with attention to substance abuse as a primary theme. The training will also review key elements for creating gender-responsive trauma-informed programming for women dealing with addictions. Barriers to services experienced by survivors, including those living in rural communities will also be addressed.
About the Trainer
Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women’s issues, trauma, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, evidence-based, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that has resulted in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings.
Who Should Attend
This training will be most helpful for experienced DV advocates and clinicians working with DV programs seeking to develop and sharpen their skills and as well as to share them with others. It will also be helpful to coalitions developing their capacity to support trauma-informed work among member programs. Attendance by small teams (e.g. local domestic violence/sexual assault program, coalition and/or clinical staff) is encouraged.
Why you should attend
This training is designed to help DV coalitions and local programs build their capacity to serve survivors experiencing the traumatic effects of abuse and addiction. The training will provide options to ensure all survivors can be met with a trauma-informed response by advocates and other service providers.
Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of trauma and its effects;
- Discuss the connections between addiction and abuse;
- Describe gender-responsive addiction programming that can enhance advocacy work with survivors;
- Implement trauma-informed interventions for women that promote healing, recovery and well-being.
Other benefits of attendance:
The training provides an opportunity for participants to develop a better understanding of substance abuse and its links to trauma. Participants will receive tools to create a trauma-informed environment and promote safety and healing for program participants. Participants will also learn to implement a strength-based trauma intervention for survivors accessing DV services and begin the process of developing gender-responsive programming for women experiencing addictions.
Other benefits of attendance include the opportunity to participate in post-training activities including:
- Follow-up peer consultation facilitated by Dr. Covington and/or Patti Bland MA, CDP, NCDVTMH on issues that arise during implementation;
- Assistance with the incorporation of pre-post-implementation assessments within their programs.
Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no fee for the conference, but; due to funding limitations NCDVTMH is unable to provide financial assistance for travel, hotel or meal expenses.
CEUs will be provided by the Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network for LCPCs and LCSWs and can be obtained on-site at the conference. Please bring a check or money order in the amount of five dollars ($5.00) payable to: Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network to cover this cost.
How to register: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. To be added to the wait list, please contact Eric Drain, Project/Training Coordinator at NCDVTMH, via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY). Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for the conference, however; due to funding limitations NCDVTMH is unable to provide financial assistance for travel expenses.
- Contact Renaissance Chicago Downtown at: (312) 372-7200 or (800) 468-3571. The hotel will honor the government rate of $171.00 per night (excluding tax) for participants on Sunday, May 12th and Monday, May 13th. Anyone who needs to stay beyond May 13th may incur a higher rate. Be certain to state you’re a participant of the Beyond Trauma Training Event or reference number M-W5DC4I to ensure you receive the government rate.
- Complete the Survey Monkey registration for the NCDVTMH to confirm your registration. Please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W9ZD8NL
- Registration closes April 21, 2013
For more details: Contact Eric Drain, Project/Training Coordinator at NCDVTMH, via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).
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