Conference: Trauma at the Core

Applying Trauma-Informed Care in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

December 1, 2017

7:45 am to 3:15 pm

DCF Child Welfare Training Academy, 30 VanDyke Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Up to 5 CE Credits*

REGISTRATION: EARLY BIRD RATE - $75 before 11/1/17

$90 after 11/1/17

Refunds available for cancelations received prior to 11/17/17, no refunds after this date.

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Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D, The Trauma Center at JRI

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Emily Bosk, Ph D, Rutgers University, School of Social Work

Dr. Edward Ratush, MD, The Center for Great Expectations

Dr. Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, The Center for Great Expectations

Dr.Loran Vocaturo, EdD, ABPP, Banyan Tree Mental Health


Conference Objectives:

Understand and describe the trauma-informed care model

Apply trauma- informed care with substance use disorders

Understand the use of psychiatry , benefit and application of psychotropic medications to assist with substance abuse treatment

Describe the benefit of trauma-informed care on client and treatment outcomes

Integrate emotional regulation skills in trauma-informed practice

Understand and apply principles of parent-infant mental health within the trauma-informed model

Develop strategies to improve treatment delivery model through empathic care

  *Please contact Dr. Debra Ruisard at for information about continuing education credits for social workers. Application has been made to additional professional regulatory boards for continuing education credits. Participants are encouraged to check with Dr. Ruisard for updates regarding these approvals for up to 5 continuing education credits.