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.

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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.

Program and Training Pricing

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

  • Program Access: $400/year. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

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We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

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

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Bonus material

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

  • For Your Attendees

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), and certificate of attendance.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's 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.

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