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De-escalation and Engagement Strategies: A Trauma-Informed Approach

June 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm


Please see flyer for more detailed information: 2018 De-escalation Trainings Flyer


Aggressive and drug-seeking behaviors creates unique and often frustrating challenges in clinical settings. Often these behaviors are fueled by substance use and trauma related disorders. This presentation will offer strategies for addressing these behaviors in an assertive and therapeutic approach, while retaining patient engagement. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide participants with skills to work with people affected by substance use and trauma throughout their recovery, as well as understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice.



Chris Dorval, LCSW, LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC is a therapist in private practice as well as a clinical consultant specializing in addiction, trauma, and men’s health. Chris has worked as the Director of Clinical Outreach and Development for an international training and consulting agency as well as having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in behavioral health treatment. Chris has extensive training in trauma-informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys to recovery.


Registration is FREE for all FQHC staff and each training is open to all FQHCs! Please create an account with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium. This account will allow you to access your CEC information after the training. To create an account, click the link below and utilize your preferred email address to set up a username and password. If you have trouble setting up an account, please call (203) 909-6888 ext. 2. 


Please contact Domina DiBiase (; 860-967-3873) with any questions about the training. 


June 6, 2018
8:30 am - 12:45 pm
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