Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Many persons with substance use disorders have multiple vulnerabilities. Professionals must know the correlations, implications, and ramifications of these intersections. Clients have often experienced traumas, including domestic violence or sexual assault. Survivors of these crimes also experience trauma reactions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Some have pre-existing conditions, while others develop them as a result of the traumas. Many have turned to addictive substances to cope with ongoing abuse or traumatic memories of prior abuses. Best practices require competency to address substance use disorders and these vulnerabilities. This session will discuss overlapping concerns and hope to address them in partnership with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of the complex intersections of trauma, mental health conditions and substance use disorders in clients who are victims or survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • Acquire knowledge about how to interact with and assist persons with substance use disorders clients who are victims or survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault struggling with trauma reactions and mental health concerns.
  • Learn about appropriate resources and referrals for clients with substance use disorders who are victims or survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault with trauma reactions and/or mental health concerns.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Julie Owens, Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, has worked extensively with persons with multiple vulnerabilities, including pregnant and mothering women with substance abuse disorders, psychiatric patients, persons with autism and trauma survivors. Since 1990 she has worked solely in domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. At the National Center for PTSD, Owens co-developed and provided the first trauma therapy for formerly battered women. She later spent three years serving victims with substance use and psychiatric disorders, creating a model response. Owens trains and consults nationally and internationally and serves as an expert witness. Her clients include the U.S. Department of State, the DOJ Office for Victims of Crime, the National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center and Bank of America.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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