2018 — Trauma, Opioids, and Domestic Violence


2018 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 are closed captioned. For more information, please contact Angelica Medina 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.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-957-0449 (TTY).


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  • WEBINAR TRACKING TOOL

    We have created a simple tool to help you keep track of the webinars that you have attended and watched. This tool is currently a Word document and can either be printed or saved directly to your computer. We will update the tool as we add new webinar series. You can access the tool at the following link:

    NCDVTMH Webinar Tracking Sheet
    Updated December 2018


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