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An Advanced Course in Integrating Best Practices for Assisting Victims of Complex Trauma, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Registration: 9:30am-10am
Training: 10:00am-4:00pm

Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

This course will serve to enhance the capacity of a broad range of professionals, including advocates, shelter staff, mental health and social workers, and others, to address the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and complex trauma. Core concepts of trauma-informed care; intergenerational trauma and its impact on the mind, body and spirit; and, the relationship between the experience of interpersonal violence and one’s worldview will be covered. At the completion of the training, participants will be able to apply concepts of trauma informed care to their work with survivors; understand the barriers to services, treatment, and safety as well as the causes and effects of substance abuse in survivors of complex trauma; develop plans with survivors to assist with safety and sobriety; and, apply practical strategies for working with survivors who are experiencing the effects of trauma.

Presented by Linda Douglas, M.S.Ed. As a Trauma Informed Services Specialist with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Ms. Douglas trains providers, advocates, coalitions, child welfare, law enforcement, and local communities on the effects of trauma and the complex needs of survivors with mental health and substance abuse challenges. She received her M.S.Ed. in Counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and coordinated the implementation of one of the first domestic violence programs in the country for homeless and battered women with drug and alcohol issues.

$25 registration fee includes breakfast, break, lunch, and NASW CEU’s.

Limited scholarships available for RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence member agency staff.

Please make checks payable to the Roger Williams University JST&RI.

Questions? Contact Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant, at (401) 254-3731 or

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