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A Trauma Responsive Approach with Those Engaged in Drug Court

  • September 27, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
  • 28


A 6-hour Training with Dr. Tana Bridge

September 27, 2023


PRESENTATION: The link between substance use and trauma is well understood. A trauma responsive approach implies a working knowledge of not only the signs and symptoms of trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, drug use/recovery, and engagement in treatment. This session will cover trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on critical skills and opportunities to engage drug court participants in their treatment and court plan.                 

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders;
  • Understand of the neurobiology of trauma and complex trauma;
  • Recognize opportunities to advance a trauma sensitive approach; and
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those who have experienced trauma/complex trauma. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge  is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. 

    REGISTRATION FEE: *Free for Drug Court Staff (use code provided).

    *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 11-13, 15-18
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This project was supported by Grant No. <15PBJA-21-GG-04133-DGCT> awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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