course »Seeking Safety: An Evidence-based Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse

Date: 4/14/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment for trauma and/or substance abuse. This training will review key components of the Seeking Safety  model that teaches present-focused coping skills to help youth attain safety in their lives. There are 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to both trauma and/or substance abuse, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”. Topics can be done in any order and the treatment can be done in few or many sessions as time allows. Seeking Safety strives to increase hope through emphasis on ideals. This training will cover (a) background on trauma and substance abuse (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) overview of Seeking Safety including evidence-base; and (c) the use of the model with specific populations.