About the Trainer Program

This trainer course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more prerequisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on-site or webinar settings.

The purpose of this course it to convey a working understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how these are both relate to general health outcomes, but particularly Substance Use Disorder.

ACEs and trauma play a large role in substance use disorder. Viewing individuals within the context of their life experiences provides an important lens for recovery. Trauma informed care and resilience building are key components to recovery that emphasize prevention and rehabilitation.

This course is for individuals, health care professionals, and groups and organization who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of substance use disorder / the opioid public health crisis.

Download Overview PDF

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Trainer Program Fees

Training and Annual License Fees

  • Training Fee: $225/person
    Includes the Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite online course, the ACEs and Trauma in SUD online course and live web training, trainer's kit, updates, and access to the online resource center.

  • Annual License Fee: Individual $200 or Group $400
    There are two options for the Annual Program License fee, $200 for one trainer or $400 for a group license $400. The group rate provides access for two or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain the ability to describe an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and the study of ACEs. 

  • Explain the connection between trauma, ACEs, and existing social conditions. 

  • Recognize experiences that are classified as adverse childhood experiences ACEs and general trauma. 

  • Identify the relationship between trauma, ACEs, PTSD, and general health outcomes, particularly in relation to substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Recognize the practices or next steps helpful for individuals dealing with ACEs, SUD, or general trauma including a trauma informed care approach and building resilience.

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We ask that our partners contact us prior to purchase. This will give us the opportunity to answer all your questions, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss multi-program discounts, and provide you with a quote.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Trainer Program Resources

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script. Multiple versions for different training lengths and customizable.

  • Training Enhancements

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), breakout activities, poll questions, certificate of attendance, customizable flyers, social media graphics and more.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainers receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisite: You will complete the Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the ACEs and Trauma in SUD online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-3, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

ACEs & Trauma in Substance Use Disorder Trainer (ATR-SUD-TR)

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