Impact of Familial Stress and Trauma within the Addicted Family

Live Interactive Webinar

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10 am to 1:30 pm

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project proudly presents this special presentation by Dr. Claudia Black. This half-day conference focuses on how addiction and trauma are interconnected and often repeated throughout the family system. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Black for this innovative session and hope you will join us.

This session is $25.  

Partnership member hospitals, NJ Department of Health staff, and NJ Department of Children and Families staff receive a $5 discount using the code PMCHMH.

About the Conference

Featured Presenter – Claudia Black, PhD, LCSW

Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today Claudia is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. She sits on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Addiction, and the Advisory Committee for Camp Mariposa®, The Eluna Foundation’s national addiction prevention and mentoring program. Claudia Black, Ph.D. is the clinical architect and actively involved in the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows. She is frequently on site speaking with clients and family members. She serves as a Senior Fellow and has been a clinical consultant at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona since 1998.

Target Audience

Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Providers and substance abuse counselors

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gained related to the impact of stress and trauma in the addicted family and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify how the trauma responses of fight, flight and freeze become acted out in the family impacted by addiction
2. Recognize relationship of emotional dysregulation to addiction and trauma systems of family members
3. Describe the addiction/trauma cycle
4. Identify prevention goals for school age children

Disclosure/Commercial Support

The planners and speakers do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity.

Successful completion

To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must log in to the webinar, attend the entire presentation, and complete and submit an evaluation. A certificate of completion will be distributed within one week of the live program.

Three months following the program, attendees will be expected to complete an on-line follow-up survey to assess long term impact of the education provided.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours

This program has been awarded 3.0 contact hours.

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number: P194-2/20-23.

Approval status does not imply endorsement by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Social Work

Impact of Familial Stress and Trauma within the Addicted Family, Course #4031, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 04/05/2022 – 04/05/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.

Social workers are required to attend the entire webinar and complete an evaluation in order to receive continuing education credits.

CADC Recertification

The Addictions Professional Certification Board of NJ has approved 3.0 recertification credits #209042022REC


Questions? Contact Sarah Muller-Robbins at


Course Agenda

10 am – 10:05 am: Welcome

10:05 am – 11:35 am: Impact of Familial Stress and Trauma within the Addictive Family

11:35 am – 11:45 am: Break

11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Family Roles

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Closing Remarks



This program is generously supported by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health.


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