Reverberations of Addiction’s Impact in the Family

with Claudia Black, Ph.D.

Meet Claudia Black!

NACoA founder, Claudia Black, Ph.D., will continue the series on Understanding Addiction and Supporting Recovery, discussing a topic of growing concern in our schools, courts and homes: The impact of addiction on children—young and adult—through the generations. Register now! »

Dr. Black is the clinical architect and actively involved in the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She serves as a Senior Fellow and has been a clinical consultant at The Meadows since 1988. Her seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today, Dr. Black is a renowned author and trainer, internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. See also

Tue., Aug. 4th @2PM EDT ->click here to register!

Note: This will be a live repeat presentation of the first program in our series, which was widely acclaimed but experienced technical difficulties impeding our audience from gaining the full benefit of Dr. Black’s insights.

Topic: Reverberations of Addiction’s Impact in the Family -► When people think of trauma they often think of acute dramatic situations such as a natural disaster or a car accident. Yet the majority of people who experience trauma, experience a more subtle and chronic form that exists within their own family. Beginning with a genogram, Dr. Black will give a portrait of addiction in the family, offering an overlay of how adverse childhood experiences, emotional abandonment and blatant violence are the foundation of traumatic responses.

Objectives — Participants will be able to:

  • Identify how the trauma responses to flight, fight and freeze become acted out
  • List trauma outcomes for children raised with addiction
  • Describe the role addictive behaviors play in the lives of trauma survivors and in the family impacted by addiction
  • Understand the cyclical dynamics of trauma and addiction

This webinar series is brought to you by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), with Co-Sponsorship from the American Association for Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC), and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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This is a FREE webinar.

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