Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Considerations

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Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Considerations

10 March, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CST

Topics covered in this webinar includes a historical perspective on trauma and trauma treatment in America and implications for advocacy and ethics when counseling clients with traumatic stress disorders; the ethical responsibility to help break intergenerational patterns of addiction and trauma in families; how to establish healthy boundaries when doing trauma work; evidence-based trauma treatment of four types traumatic stress disorders including PTSD, complex trauma, historical trauma, and 24-7-365 terror; the importance of laughter and other self-care strategies to avoid ethical dilemmas caused by secondary trauma.

Objectives: By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Effectively advocate for clients with trauma histories
  • Help break inter-generational patterns of addiction and trauma.
  • Establish healthy boundaries with clients
  • Address 4 types of traumatic stress disorders


Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.