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Trauma-Informed Care

Training will be held in the Conference Room at 123 William Street, 19th Floor. For directions, click the Contact Us link on the left.


Improving Recovery and Outcomes


Prevalence estimates for people with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders are so high that providers need to have a “universal assumption” of trauma in their approach to participants within their programs.

The reverberating effects of trauma experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increased risk of hospitalization or arrest. In this workshop designed for practitioners, peer providers, case managers, supervisors and administrators, the objectives are to:

  • Increase understanding of trauma
  • Create an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior
  • Develop trauma-informed responses
  • Develop trauma-informed policies and procedures
  • Appreciate trauma in the workforce and develop strategies to counter secondary traumatic stress.

  • * Information regarding Social Work Continuing Education: This course has been approved for 7 social work CE hours. In order to receive the CE hours participants must: arrive on time; stay for the full session; submit a post-test; and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign in and sign-out roster. No credit will be provided for partial attendance.

    Name and qualifications of facilitator:
    Bradley Jacobs, LMSW, is the Director of the Center for R&R at the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies in NYC.

    Prior to joining R&R In January of 2016, Bradley was the co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health programs at CASES, an agency providing alternative sentencing options for people with behavioral health issues who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Over the past 16 years Bradley’s work has focused on delivering services to people with serious mental illness and promoting practices that support participant choice and enhance recovery.

    He obtained his MSW from the NYU School of Social Work in 2001 and has worked in various social service and nonprofit settings including: homeless services and street outreach, housing first approaches to supportive housing, Assertive Community Treatment, Alternatives to Incarceration, psychiatric research, and research for the visually impaired. Bradley is a certified instructor in the SAMHSA GAINS Center’s “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Case Management Responses for Criminal Justice-Involved Clients.”

    * NOTE: Priority will be given to registrants of the cancelled 3/16 training. New registrants might receive notice of being put on a wait list. Thank you.

    Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: The Coalition for Behavioral Health | 123 William Street, 19th Floor, Suite 1901 | Manhattan

    **We reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization based on the
    demand for the workshop/meeting.**