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Seeking Safety Training - NWYS and Oasis Staff

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Skagit Publishing

1215 Anderson Road

Mount Vernon, WA 98274

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Skagit County Public Health is offering this free one-day training to Northwest Youth Services and Oasis Teen Shelter staff! Please RSVP today to attend this training!

By the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Implement Seeking Safety with adults and/or adolescents

  • Review research and clinical issues in treating trauma and substance abuse

  • Increase empathy and understanding of trauma and substance abuse

  • Learn how to conduct Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse

  • Obtain assessment and treatment resources

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The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse (clients do not have to have both issues). By the end of the training day, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting if they choose to.Seeking Safety teaches present-focused coping skills to help clients attain safety in their lives. It is highly flexible and can be conducted in any setting by a wide range of clinicians and also peers. There are 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to both trauma and/or substance abuse, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”. Topics can be done in any order and the treatment can be done in few or many sessions as time allows. Seeking Safety strives to increase hope through emphasis on ideals; it offers exercises, emotionally-evocative language, and quotations to engage patients; attends to clinician processes; and provide concrete strategies to build recovery skills. In this training we cover (a) background on trauma and substance abuse (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) overview of Seeking Safety including evidence-base; and (c) clinical implementation such as use of the model with specific populations.

For more information on Seeking Safety see www.seekingsafety.org.

Trainer information:

Summer Krause, LPC, CADCIII is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III, with a clinical practice in Oregon that includes adolescent and adult Seeking Safety, in both individual and group modality. She has worked with Treatment Innovations since 2011. She counsels children, adolescents and adults and has spent the majority of her career working with adolescents. Her specialties are grief, trauma and addiction. After volunteering in juvenile detention centers for many years, starting in 1996, Summer went to graduate school to help address some of the underlying issues that contribute to youth entering the juvenile justice system. She completed her master’s degree in counseling with a focus on children and adolescents and has specialized training in trauma-informed care. She has worked in nonprofit, group home, juvenile justice, residential and outpatient settings. After being trained by Lisa Najavits in Seeking Safety, Summer implemented Seeking Safety groups for adolescent boys and girls in a residential treatment program.

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