Title

Breakout Session #1 - Creating a Trauma Informed Approach to Addressing Substance Abuse in African American Families Affected by Domestic Abuse

Presentation Type

Breakout Session

Abstract

Trauma, community violence, domestic violence, and substance abuse can have a negative impact on an individual’s health and mental wellbeing. Survivors of trauma and abuse have higher rates of mental illness relationship problems, occupational stability, and substance abuse compared to the general population. Come learn more about these dynamics and develop practical strategies to assist those who have been affected by violence.

Start Date

24-2-2017 10:50 AM

End Date

24-2-2017 11:45 AM

Event Host

College of Education, University of Northern Iowa

Comments

Location: Maucker Union

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Breakout Session #1 - Creating a Trauma Informed Approach to Addressing Substance Abuse in African American Families Affected by Domestic Abuse

Trauma, community violence, domestic violence, and substance abuse can have a negative impact on an individual’s health and mental wellbeing. Survivors of trauma and abuse have higher rates of mental illness relationship problems, occupational stability, and substance abuse compared to the general population. Come learn more about these dynamics and develop practical strategies to assist those who have been affected by violence.