Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use: Skills & Tools for Advocates

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us to focus on the complex connections between gender-based violence, substance use and mental health when working with individuals who are receiving shelter and non-shelter services. We will look at current practices at agencies to build on skills when mental health, substance use and gender-based violence co-occur in practice.

Presentation, group discussion and activities with scenarios and skills-based practice, will address when and how to talk about mental health and substance use, how to support an individual with these concerns, application of skills in assessment and how to plan around safety issues of substance use and mental health.

We will open and close with panel discussions exploring different aspects of these topics.  Featured presenters: Michelle Murray and Becky Hiller (Forward Counseling & Consultation). Panelists: Jane Graham Jennings (The Women’s Community); Monique Minkins (End Abuse); Stephanie Prevost (Golden House), Monica Murphy and Ellie Jarvie (Disability Rights WI); and Kaitlin Tolliver (Department of Children & Families).

Registration info

This training is intended for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates in the state of Wisconsin and not open to the public.  Registrants should plan to participate in all sessions fully and will be individually approved. Capacity is limited, and advocates from End Abuse Member Programs will receive first priority. Others will be added to a waitlist. Registration will close at least a week in advance.

Please note: this year’s training will be very similar to the one that was offered in August 2020.

Event registration

Registration for this event has closed as of July 27, 2021.

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