Friday, April 21
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
Suite 200
New York, NY 10013
Tagged: Continuing Education, Manhattan Center, School of Social Work

Redefining the Addiction Landscape Within the Contexts of Historical Trauma Theory, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Human Rights Movements

Continuing Education, Event, Social Work CE, Workshop

CEs: 6

This presentation will trace the five stages of addiction treatment epics, from moral, to 12 steps, to disease model, to bio-psycho-social, to trauma centric. Historical trauma will be introduced within the broader context of the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. This new trauma centric landscape contains the nascent third reality that joins harm reduction and abstinent models in a newly formed continuum of care. Yet, the new landscape has two competing poles, one of human rights, which embraces the legacies of genocide and slavery, and the other, managed care which is concerned with cost containment. 

We will examine the possibilities of these current enlightened paradigms that seek to generate an ecological approach to well-being in a proposed conservative political era. Social determinates will be used to assess addiction as human behavior within oppressive social environments. With the template of SAMHSA’s eight dimensions health, we will give instruction in using the medicine wheel for use for individual, family, community, society and environment (mother earth) well-being. Lastly, we will assess each person’s preparedness to participate in this new landscape through the four R’s of readiness, rationale, resources and relationships. 

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Training Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Name the Eight Dimensions of Wellness according to SAMHSA
  • Define trauma-informed services for the treatment of addictions
  • List the core principles of ROSC
  • Identify three aspects of the new Trauma Centric Landscape
  • List three benefits of using the medicine wheel with persons with a criminal, mental health and/or addiction histories
  • Create four brief statements of preparedness to participate as a change agent in this new landscape through readiness, rationale, resources and relationship inventory

About the Speaker

Onaje J. MuidOnaje J. Muid, LMHC, MSW, CASAC, FDLC; A fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine is the President of  Muid and Muid Associates; former Clinical Associate Director, Reality House Inc.; Adjunct Lecturer, Advisor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Social Work; Co-Chair, Diversity Interest Group/College Behavioral Health Leadership; Co-Chair, Task Force Social Workers of African Descent/National Association of Social Workers/NYC; and United Nations Representative, International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM)

This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.

Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact Araceli Palacios at 516.877.4343 to request such accommodations.

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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Tagged: Continuing Education, Manhattan Center, School of Social Work
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