When people think of trauma, they often think of acute, dramatic situations, such as a natural disaster or automobile accident. Yet the majority of those who experience trauma experience a more subtle and chronic form that exists within their own family. Claudia Black, PhD, will discuss a portrait of addiction in the family, offering an overlay of how adverse child experiences are the foundation of emotional dysregulation fueling traumatic responses, including generational repetition. She concludes the presentation offering a seven-step process for healing.
Learning Objective 1
Identify how the trauma responses to flight, fight and freeze become acted out in the family impacted by alcohol use disorder
Learning Objective 2
Delineate the more blatant and the more subtle traumas in the alcohol addicted family system
Learning Objective 3
Recognize emotional dysregulation with addictions and trauma symptoms of family members