Application of Trauma Informed Approach


May 8


08:30 am - 03:45 pm

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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Westbrook, ME | Husson University

340 County Road, Westbrook, ME 04092

Westbrook, ME, US, 04092

May 8, 2020 | Husson University, 340 County Rd, Westbrook, ME 

The growing visibility of the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) research paired with a national focus on building trauma informed systems has created the demand for human serving professionals rooted in a strong foundational understanding of trauma, its impacts, and how to support those exposed. Furthermore, understanding the overlaps between trauma and substance use is imperative for providers aiming to provide high quality integrated care that addresses both of these issues. Despite the workforce demands for trauma specific knowledge and skills, many degree programs still don’t require coursework or training in this field. This often leaves professionals without the necessary knowledge and skills to adequately address trauma exposure with the populations they serve. CCSME is sponsoring a day-long professional development workshop focused on increasing skill in the application of trauma informed approaches. The content of the day will assume a foundation of knowledge about trauma and its impacts and require participants to critically examine how to apply trauma informed approaches to the populations they serve. Drawing upon nationally recognized curriculum, participants will engage in case conceptualization, assessment, and analysis to determine appropriate trauma informed interventions and strategies. Specific focus will be paid on the impacts on children, adolescents, and the family system. This will be accomplished using case based and problem-based learning pedagogy and will be highly interactive in nature.

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Rebecca Brown, MSW, LCSW Rebecca Brown is the Director of Social Work Programs and Associate Professor of Social Work at Saint Joseph’s College. Read more…

Rebecca Hoffman Frances, MA, LMFT Rebecca Hoffmann Frances, is the Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Training at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Portland Maine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. Read more...



  • 6 contact hours for nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors,  continuing health education specialists, corrections and behavioral health professionals. Contact hours pending for licensed alcohol and drug counselors.


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Starts at 8:30 a.m. Ends at 3:45 p.m.

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