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Webinar: Connecting the Dots: Addiction, Trauma and Tobacco Use 

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for a webinar on Monday, June 17th from 12 p.m.  – 1 p.m. ET for an introduction on how to effectively integrate a trauma informed approach to tobacco cessation services. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the National Council for Behavioral Health’s subject matter on trauma- Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW.

Evidence tells us that tobacco use is highly correlated to traumatic events in childhood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common and associated with an increased risk for smoking (Yeoman, Safranek, et. al, 2013). However, we often miss using this evidence and our growing understanding of trauma to inform our tobacco cessation efforts. Join this webinar to learn more about the connection between adverse childhood experiences and tobacco use and how a trauma-informed approach can help us to more effectively impact support tobacco cessation with individuals who have experienced trauma.

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Be aware of the connection between trauma and addictions
  • Be aware of the interplay between adverse childhood events and tobacco use
  • Understand how a trauma-informed approach can inform our tobacco cessation strategies



June 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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National Council for Behavioral Health