About the Trainer Program

The Exploring the Role of ACEs and Trauma in SUD Program provides resources and support for partners to conduct community and staff training in their local community. 

This is an effective solution for meeting sustainability goals and reaching multiple targeted sectors within a community. 

The programming allows for and encourages localization so that the information can be customized to the specific needs of the community and raise awareness of the available state / community resources.

Programming Learning Objectives

  • Describe an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and the study of ACEs.
  • Explain the connection between trauma, ACEs, and existing social conditions.
  • Identify experiences that are classified as ACEs and general trauma.
  • Learn the relationship between trauma, ACEs, PTSD, & general health outcomes, particularly in relation to SUD.
  • Identify practices/next steps helpful for individuals dealing with ACEs, SUD, or trauma including a trauma informed care approach and building resilience.


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 program is designed to be delivered to individuals, healthcare professionals, and groups and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of substance use disorder and the opioid public health crisis. This includes, but not limited to:

Community members, educators, employers, faith groups, government, judicial and law enforcement, healthcare professionals,  services and support organizations, non-profit organizations, pharmacies, treatment and recovery professionals, etc.

Download Overview PDF

Exploring the Role of ACEs Trauma in SUD Overview.pdf

Program Pricing

Fees for Training and Annual Program License

There is a 2-part fee structure for the trainer programming.

Training Fee: $225 per person

Includes program training, trainer's kit, and prerequisite online course.

PLUS Licensing Fee - Individual and group licenses are available.

Individual License Fee: $200

Group License Fee: $400 (Access for 2 or more Trainers within an organization)

License fee provides 12-month access to program materials, the online resource center, technical support, and program updates. License renewal is required to use the materials beyond the first 12 months.

Considering two or more programs? Ask us about the Multi-Program Discount.

Next Step > Contact Us

Please contact us prior to purchase. This will give us the opportunity to answer your questions, review customization options for your community, discuss multi-program discounts, and provide a quote.

Call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information. Or click the button below to send us a message.

Trainer Program Resources & Materials

Available through the online trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery & Localization

    The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center supports delivery via onsite / in-person or virtual settings.

    The materials allow for customization / localization of state and local information and resources.

  • Online Trainer Resource Center

    The online trainer resource center includes multiple versions of the training PowerPoint presentation, complete presenter script, attendee surveys, polls, breakout activities, handouts, attendee certificates, media, and more.

    Updates are published throughout the year so that materials remain current and relevant.

  • Additional Benefits

    Trainer's receive CE Credit for accredited courses completed during the training process.

    Special pass along attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer, Training Process

What to Expect

  • Prework (approx. 3-4 hours combined)

    #1 Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator.

    #2 Prerequisite: You will complete the Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite online course.

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

    #4 Program Training & Technical Assistance: You will be prompted to schedule a 60-Minute web meeting to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.

    #5 Trainer Resource Center: You will gain access to the Trainer Resource Center and the Program materials.
  • Feedback Survey and Trainer's Certificate

    #6 Brief Feedback Survey Submission and Certificate Issued

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

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