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Rise ‘N’ Learn Webinar - Understanding, Coping & Healing from Abuse & Trauma

November 5, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at time of registration)

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from or so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Presenter: Gary Rukin, MA, MS, LPC

Overview: Participants will learn and/or review the definition of trauma, the difference between shock trauma and developmental trauma, symptoms of trauma including re-experiencing, avoidance and hyper-arousal symptoms, and distressing reactions to trauma including strong negative emotions, relationship difficulties, substance abuse and unintentional re-traumatization. Participants will also be given an overview as to how the brain and its various parts react to trauma and how the brain processes trauma.

Participants will receive a workbook, which they can use for themselves and/or with clients. This will be available both electronically and a physical copy of the workbook will be available for delivery without charge (one per participant).

The workbook and the presentation will include interventions, which are useful for those who have been exposed to trauma and abuse including breathing exercises, grounding exercises, visualization and mindfulness exercises, somatic healing techniques, journaling and activities to promote healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand both Developmental and Shock Trauma
  • Understand Symptoms of Trauma & Distressing Reactions to Trauma
  • Understand the Triune Brain & How the Brain processes Trauma
  • Learn Basic Grounding Techniques
  • Learn Mindful Interventions for Trauma
  • Learn Somatic Healing Techniques for Trauma
  • Learn how Journaling promotes Healing from Trauma
  • Learn to create a Vision Board
  • Identify Next Steps in Treating Trauma

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. Evaluations open within 2 business days post-event and remain open for 10 days. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation in order to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed. This process takes approximately 3 weeks following the event. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.


Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.