When Substance Use Affects Families: An Exploration of the Developmental and Neurophysiologic Effects of Children in Substance Exposed Families
The presenter, Dr. Carrie Griffin, is a board certified osteopathic family medicine physician and addiction medicine specialist in Humboldt County. She is fellowship trained in maternal child and reproductive health. Since 2016 she has practiced obstetrics and addiction medicine. Her experiences with birth and substance use disorder in pregnancy led her to seek further education and training in trauma. She is studying the counseling practices of Somatic Experiencing and NARM and lectures on trauma informed care in medical settings. Prior to medical school she was a yoga teacher and therapist. To learn more about Dr. Griffin and her work please see her website: https://www.carriegriffin.com/
The objectives of her training:
- Neurobiology of Addiction
- Developmental Trauma & Survival Strategies
- Neurophysiology of Emotional Responses (Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory)
- Somatic Techniques for Secondary Stress and Trauma
This training is being offered through the 0 to 8 Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with First 5 Humboldt.