As part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma offers Free Online Education with:
- 300+ FREE CE certificates
- 50+ speakers
- 200+ online webinars
- 90,000+ members
Adolescents experiencing co-occurring traumatic stress and substance use problems have greater severity of symptoms, functional impairment, and are often involved with multiple service systems, including Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. Caring for these youth can take a toll on family members. This webinar will provide a picture of the challenges experienced by families caring for youth with trauma and substance use, address the effect of trauma and substance use in the context of the family, and provide information on promising practices, supports, and resources for families. Featured speakers have experience leading local and national advocacy and support efforts and will share their personal connection to these family struggles. Participants will be able to (1) identify ways in which trauma and substance use are linked for youth and families; (2) understand the effect of youth substance use and family trauma on family functioning; and (3) learn about promising practices, supports, and resources for families.