2018 – 2019 Webinar Series — Trauma, Opioids, and Domestic Violence


2018 – 2019 Webinar Series

Trauma, Opioids, and Domestic Violence


This webinar series will examine the intersections between trauma, domestic violence, and the opioid epidemic; discuss innovative approaches to addressing these complex issues; and offer practical strategies for domestic violence programs and opioid/substance abuse treatment providers.

The series is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH), the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV).

All live webinars were closed captioned. For more information, please contact Karla Alegria via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Thinking about the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Trauma and Domestic Violence: Framing the Issues

Thursday, January 25, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Gwendolyn Packard, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, NIWRC

Laurie Thompsen, MSW, Health and Behavioral Health Coordinator, WVCADV

Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, NCDVTMH

This webinar will engage participants in thinking through what helps when someone is experiencing emotional distress. We will look at the factors that shape how we respond to distress and crisis and discuss both individual and organizational strategies to respond to distress in trauma-informed ways.

The series is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH), the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV).

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Thinking about the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Trauma and Domestic Violence: Framing the Issues

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment for Women

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 12:30 – 2:00pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

This webinar will discuss the connection between addiction and trauma in the lives of women. Definitions will be provided for trauma-informed, trauma-responsive and gender-responsive services, and research will be reviewed highlighting the importance of women-centered addiction treatment. The webinar is designed to help service providers consider what addressing trauma actually means in the context of addiction treatment, and more specifically, what is involved in providing trauma-informed addiction treatment for women.

The series is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH), the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV).

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment for Women

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Peer-Led Seeking Safety for Trauma and Addiction

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:Lisa Najavits, PhD

CTIPP Host/Facilitator: Cathy Cave

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

This webinar will provide an overview of the Seeking Safety model and how to implement it, including elements specific to peer-led Seeking Safety. Topics will include definition of terms, options for co-leading groups, and how to handle emergencies. The presenter will also review the evidence on peer-led Seeking Safety and describe ways that peers can evaluate fidelity.

For more information about this webinar, visit Seeking Safety.


This is Your Brain on Drugs. This is Your Brain on Trauma.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT | 2:00 – 3:30 pm CDT
1:00 – 2:30 pm MDT | 12:00 – 1:30 pm PDT | 9:00 – 10:30 am HST

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Fred Rottnek, MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine

Sean Marz, MA, Alive and Well Communities

CTIPP Host/Facilitator:

David Shern, PhD, Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

Many of us remember the PSA: This is Your Brain on Drugs. Although the “war on drugs” has had many unintended negative consequences, we remember the egg in the skillet—a powerful image connecting brain function to drug use. Since the 80’s we’ve learned much about the effects of both trauma and opioids on brain structure and chemistry. In this webinar, we will provide participants the tools to confidently discuss the basic science of the surprisingly similar effects of trauma and opioids on the brain, as well as medication and therapeutic interventions, with clients, colleagues, and policy makers.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: This is Your Brain on Drugs. This is Your Brain on Trauma.

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT | 2:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
1:00 – 2:00 pm MDT | 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT | 9:00 – 10:00 am HST

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Laurie Thompsen, MSW, Health and Behavioral Health Coordinator, West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Beth Collins, MSW, Domestic Violence Program (DVP) Specialist, Colorado Department of Human Services

Substance use is a challenging issue facing domestic violence survivors and the programs that serve them. The national opioid epidemic has intensified the problem.

But progress is being made. We are identifying promising approaches and building community capacity to address the complex needs of survivors. Recognition of the impact of trauma on survivors’ use of substances as well as the role of substance use-related coercion by perpetrators has led to more integrated approaches.

This webinar will highlight strategies for addressing the multiple factors that contribute to substance use in the context of domestic violence; promising approaches to the opioid epidemic by rural domestic violence programs; and an evidence-based intervention to increase safety for people dealing with substance use and trauma.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Families and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


The Opioid Epidemic: Social Determinants and Practice Implications

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST | 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST
1:00 – 2:30 pm MST | 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST | 9:00 – 10:30 am HST

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

David Labby, MD

Lyndra Bills, MD

CTIPP Host/Facilitator:

Sandy Bloom, MD

This webinar is co-sponsored by:Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

This webinar will discuss the social determinants of the current opioid epidemic, with particular attention to how opioid use relates to an increased rate of “deaths of despair.” It will also discuss how a trauma-informed approach that takes into consideration all aspects of a person’s life is essential in responding at both individual and systems levels.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: The Opioid Epidemic: Social Determinants and Practice Implications

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Intergenerational Family Support through Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST | 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST | 1:00 – 2:30 pm MST
12:00 – 1:30 pm PST | 10:00 – 11:30 am HST

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Una Majmudar, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E®

Kathy Antaki, MS, MSS, LSW

CTIPP Host/Facilitator:

Leslie Lieberman, MSW

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

This webinar will highlight Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a trauma-informed, trauma-specific, evidence-based, intergenerational intervention for children 0-5. The presenters will use case scenarios from their work in Philadelphia with women who are in treatment for substance use and who are pregnant or parenting a young child. The first cohort of parents has an average ACE score of 6.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Intergenerational Family Support through Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Substance Use Treatment

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST | 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST | 1:00 – 2:30 pm MST
12:00 – 1:30 pm PST | 10:00 – 11:30 am HST

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar is co-sponsored by: Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

Women with substance use concerns often experience unique barriers to treatment and specialized needs that go unmet within traditional treatment settings, including: experiences of trauma and intimate partner violence, co-occurring health conditions, increased economic instability, family and parenting needs, medication assisted treatment during pregnancy, and gender-specific risk factors. This trans-inclusive webinar defines what it means for services to be comprehensive, trauma-informed, and gender responsive for women; identifies issues to consider when working with women, including women who are pregnant or parenting; and discusses how to apply gender-responsive care in the delivery of behavioral health treatment and recovery services in order to improve outcomes for women and their families.

Presented by:

Hendrée Jones, PhD

Hendrée Jones, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is also the executive director of UNC Horizons, a comprehensive drug treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their drug-exposed children. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. Dr. Jones has received continuous funding from the United States National Institutes of Health since 1994 and has published over 175 publications, two books on treating substance use disorders (one for pregnant and parenting women and the other for a more general population of patients), numerous book and textbook chapters. She is a consultant for SAMHSA, the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects in Afghanistan, the Southern Cone, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United State, which are focused on improving the lives of children, women and families.

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as Adjunct Faculty at The University of Chicago. Gabriela brings over a decade of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and other trauma; providing direct services, training, advocacy, and consultation; and leading programs using a trauma-informed approach, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Gender Responsive Care, Housing First, and third wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award, and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals chapter of NADAAC’s 2017 Rising Star Award. Gabriela has provided training and technical assistance related to serving marginalized communities impacted by trauma and other social determinants of health, locally, nationally, and internationally.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Substance Use Treatment

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Florida’s Early Childhood Courts: Transforming Child Welfare

Thursday, June 6, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST | 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST | 1:00 – 2:30 pm MST
12:00 – 1:30 pm PST | 10:00 – 11:30 am HST | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKDT

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar is co-sponsored by:

Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice

ACEs Connection

Every six minutes in the U.S., an infant, toddler or child under the age of 3 is removed from their homes for alleged abuse and neglect and placed in state custody through the child welfare system (Zero to Three). Florida’s twenty-two Early Childhood Court (ECC) teams serve families with children under three years of age in dependency court. Based on the national Safe Babies Court Team model, Florida’s ECCs help young children to have safe, stable placement in as short a time as possible, using a trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive, attachment-focused approach – an approach designed to and break the multigenerational cycle of child maltreatment. The combination of a trauma-informed judge, a coordinated team approach, child/parent therapy and other wraparound services and supports “flips the script” to heal underlying trauma for parents struggling with substance use and mental health related issues, family violence, and other trauma, and transforms the way dependency courts work. Caregivers can receive these services to strengthen bonds and further support healing, with sensitivity to placement and transitions towards achieving permanency. Compelling data show expedited permanency and reduced subsequent maltreatment. During this webinar, Judge Lynn Tepper and Dr. Mimi Graham will showcase the process and the compelling outcomes of Florida’s Early Childhood Courts.

Presented by:

Mimi Graham, PhD, Director, FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention

Dr. Mimi Graham has served as Director of the Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy since 1993, providing leadership to tackle policy solutions to social problems during The First 1000 Days of Life. She oversees a multidisciplinary team with a national reputation as a center of excellence in trauma, maternal health, state policy on best practices for court-involved and human-trafficked pregnant and parenting teens, published: 10 Components of Quality Infant & Toddler Child Care as well as the FSU Partners for A Healthy Baby Home Visiting curricular series. Dr. Graham co-founded the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health in 2002 and built a professional development network in Florida and integrated infant mental health across systems. As a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Children, she created partnerships to create Florida’s Early Childhood Court Initiative, an innovative approach to break the multigenerational cycle of abuse. She also spearheaded a think tank of state and community leaders working to create a trauma-informed state resulting in a compilation of a Showcase of Florida’s Cutting-Edge Trauma Initiatives. She is a Fellow of Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families and has received numerous awards for her work.

Judge Lynn Tepper, Retired

Judge Lynn Tepper retired December 31, 2018 after serving as a Circuit Judge in Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit for three decades, preceded by 4 years as County Judge in Pasco County. Judge Tepper’s last judicial assignment was to handle all East Pasco cases involving Child Abuse & Neglect, Juvenile Delinquency, all family-related cases including Domestic Violence. From 2012 until 2018 her court was one of six sites in the U.S. selected to implement a “Project ONE” Court [One Judge, One Family, No Wrong Door, Equal & coordinated access to Justice], a National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ model program. Her “Early Childhood Court”, over which she still presides as a “Senior” Judge, was one of the Demonstration Sites with ZERO to THREE. Judge Tepper was appointed in 2018 to the Chief Justices “National Judicial Opioid Task Force”. Judge Tepper has served in virtually every Florida Bar or Supreme Court Committee involved with children, families and domestic violence including the original Florida Gender Bias Study Commission. She teaches and speaks nationally and statewide on Bonding and Attachment of Children, Trauma-Informed Courts and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and Human Trafficking. Judge Tepper has received numerous awards in the fields of Literacy, criminal law and social work as well as recognitions from the Florida Supreme Court.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Florida’s Early Childhood Courts: Transforming Child Welfare.

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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    NCDVTMH Webinar Tracking Sheet
    Updated December 2018


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