Exploring the Impact of Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences on Substance Misuse and Substance Use Disorder Prevention Efforts: HHS Region 5


The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI

This is the first in a series of two webinars exploring the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on the prevention of substance misuse and substance use disorders.  Prevention professionals will consider how to apply this understanding to prevention efforts from assessment to the implementation of prevention interventions.


Learning Objectives

  • Define trauma at the individual and community level.
  • Describe trauma’s lasting impact on cognition and emotional regulation.
  • Learn the elements of trauma informed practice.
  • Identify three ways to integrate a trauma informed approach into prevention efforts.



Dodi SwopeDodi Swope is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Massachusetts. Dodi’s background includes teaching in regular and special education settings and a clinical practice serving children and families in the Boston area for over ten years. Most recently, Dodi has provided training and planning facilitation on a broad scope of community health initiatives.




This training is offered in response to a need identified by stakeholders in HHS Region 5. 

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