Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Trauma: How to Use the Four-Phase Roadmap

May 16, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Crime elevates the risk for long-term, often traumatizing mental and physical health effects in victims, offenders, and their children, partners and families, as well as law-enforcement and other professionals who work with crime victims and offenders. Patricia Fennell's empirically validated Fennell Four Phase Model of chronic illness recognizes the influences of cultural, psychosocial and physical factors in integrating trauma from crime and other unwelcome changes into our lives, and finding a pathway to rehabilitation and recovery. It offers an approach, grounded in clinical practice, to help those affected by crime and violence solve problems, create positive change and live fully in trauma's aftermath.

One Hour AT A Time

One Hour AT A Time

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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.

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