Trauma and its Consequences for Individuals, Families and Communities - Virtual Rise and Shine

Course Summary:
While prevalence estimates vary, there is consensus that high percentages of people in our (and other) communities have experienced trauma throughout their lifetimes. Many people are currently experiencing trauma ranging from loss of a loved one, victim of violence, job loss, discrimination, poverty, and many other types of trauma. The impact of trauma can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery, contribute to reuse, and pose barriers to accessing treatment support and services. In addition, untreated trauma can contribute to mental health challenges, broken relationships, substance use and addiction, behavioral problems, and poor physical health.

This course is intended to increase an understanding of what trauma is, create an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior and recovery, review evidence-based measures of trauma, provide tools for developing trauma-informed responses, and recognize trauma’s impact on people who work in the substance use and mental health professions.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma and vicarious trauma
  • Give examples of traumatic events and their impact on well-being
  • Describe how the impact of trauma can be experienced throughout life and affect a wide range of behaviors and functioning
  • Describe how a history of trauma may result in broken relationships, poor decision-making, and substance reuse
  • Identify how their practice and organization is trauma informed and how it can be improved

Lisa Callahan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Assoicate II, Policy Research Assoicates, Inc. 

Dr. Callahan received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University, and her Post-Doctoral from the University of Wisconsin. In 2021, she was awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s Manfred S. Guttmacher Award. A member of the American Public Health Association and the American Society of Criminology, Dr. Callahan has published many articles pertaining to criminal justice and behavior, the most recent in 2020 titled "Challenges to reforming the competence to stand trial and competence restoration system" in Psychiatric Servies. In 2018, she published "Brief Jail Mental Health Screen utilization in U.S. jails" in the Journal of Forensic Medicine Forecast. In her position at Policy Research Associates, Dr. Callahan is involved in research, providing technical assistance and training. She is the Principal Investigator/Project Director for numerous studies on adult and juvenile mental health courts. She is a task leader for the SAMHSA GAINS Center on competence to stand trial, assisted outpatient treatment, behavioral health courts and crisis systems of care. Dr. Callahan has presented training on "How Being Trauma Informed Improves Judicial Decision-Making" and "How Being Trauma Informed Can Improve Criminal Justice Responses".

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (eastern)

This is a ZOOM platform virtual education program. Please RSVP at this Glenbeigh Rise and Shine link. Note: You will receive an email confirmation upon registration. This email includes access information for the event. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive your confirmation within 1 hour after registration. 

1.5 Continuing Education Credits have been applied for through:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The National Association of Social Workers

For more information, please contact Carrie Artman by phone at 440-710-3244 or email

Glenbeigh provides educational events at no cost as part of our community benefit initiative. Glenbiegh is a non-profit hospital providing the highest quality healthcare to those in need of alcohol and drug addiction treatment and supports ongoing addiction recovery efforts.