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Serving Survivors with Substance Use

March 17

This training has been cancelled – keep checking our website for the rescheduling of trainings once this is possible.

Serving Survivors with Substance Use

We believe that the advocate’s role is to provide trauma-informed and survivor-centered services.  Survivors have complex lives and often use, rely on, and abuse substances as a way of coping with trauma.  This training will examine how to advocate for and work with survivors engaged in substance reliance; including harm reduction and survivor choice while still creating and maintaining safe spaces in a communal living environment. This training will be delivered with adult learning styles in mind, including small group activities.

This training will be held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel – 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI 48375.  Parking is free for hotel guests. Participants will be responsible for their own breakfast and lunch. Training will begin promptly at 9am (registration begins at 8:30 am) There will be a 75 minute lunch break and there are a number of restaurants nearby.

Check out the full training description, agenda and schedule, and presenter bios

Final training registration deadline: March 13, or when the training is full!

Need lodging?

Lodging at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel – 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI 48375

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging reservations and costs. Make hotel reservations by calling the hotel directly at: 616-957-0100.

Hotel check-in time: 3:00 pm, check-out time: 11:00 am

Register today – before the training fills up!

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There is no cost to attend this training. It is free to MCEDSV members and non-members. Additional fees apply to register for CEUs for Social Work.



Notify MCEDSV in writing as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the training. A minimum 72-hour advance notice is required for most trainings and a training refund is not guaranteed if cancellations are not received by the deadline (select trainings require earlier notice such as New Service Provider Training and those specific dates are noted on all training information pages).

We recommend that programs attempt to send another eligible person in the place of any registrant who cannot attend.

Send email notification of cancellation or substitution to: cancellations@mcedsv.org


This project is supported by Crime Victim Assistance Grant Award 2016-VA-GX-0021 awarded to the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence by the Division of Victim Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The grant award comes from the Federal Crime Victims Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.