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The Connection Between Trauma and Opioid Use Disorder

Tuesday. April 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


OBAT TTA+ and Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. are partnering to provide a series on addiction treatment in the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) setting. This series will have six sessions covering a variety of topics that are offered twice.

This 1.5 hour session, titled “The Connection Between Trauma and Opioid Use Disorder” will be a presentation on implementing Trauma-Informed care into the OTP setting.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a computer with a web cam so that we can all connect to each other via video. Please note that signing on with video is required to receive CEs. If you do not have access to a web cam, please let us know.

Intended audience

OTP and OBAT staff providing treatment for substance use disorders in Massachusetts


  • Participants will identify principles of trauma informed care as it relates to stress response and dysregulation.
  • Participants will describe how to recognize symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and adaptations to care to improve treatment response. 
  • Participants will analyze PPPW patients as an example of how to apply trauma informed care. 
  • Participants will describe potential triggers in the OTP setting and interventions to better implement the principles of the trauma informed care model in that setting.

Sponsored by

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.


Tuesday. April 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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