Has your organization struggled to get male participants to engage in the clinical process? Do the males you work with seem to be on the defensive more often than not? How welcoming is your organization for males that walk through your doors? Males may be seen as treatment resistant or defiant, when in fact the organization may be sabotaging the treatment experience before the participant ever enrolls in the program. This session will address how to engage males that have a history of a substance use disorder and adverse childhood experiences. This session will present participants with an organizational assessment, create a dialogue to stimulate creative ways to promote efficacious treatment, and develop and implement effective interventions that consider the male experience in treatment with the lived experience of trauma and addiction.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Demonstrate how the principles of trauma-informed care enhance services to males.
Discuss barriers, both organizationally and individually, that impact treatment for males.
Create an action plan that can improve the lives of males seeking long-term recovery.