Professional Resource

Changes to the Brain Due to Substance Misuse and Trauma: Considerations for the Global Pandemic

This webinar describes the science behind changes to the brain due trauma and substance misuse, which helps us bring compassion to where our clients are at now. Our expert presenter Judge McGinnis, will walk the audience through structural changes commonly found in the brains of trauma survivors, including people struggling with substance use disorders. These changes are important for service providers and court staff to keep in mind when working with clients and colleagues. Viewers will be led towards understanding and accepting trauma effects on the brain across manifested behaviors with an understanding to anticipate potential barriers to case plan progress and to help create a trauma-informed, healing focused environment.