Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment for Southeast Asian Communities Trauma-Informed Clinical Training Workshop

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment for Southeast Asian Communities


Learn how to navigate mental health and substance use treatment to better serve Southeast Asian communities using cultural approaches at this free half-day trauma-informed clinical training workshop




Date & Time: Monday, April 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Wilder Center - Auditorium A & B (see map below)

Cost: FREE and open to the first 80 who register (includes light breakfast and workshop materials)

About this trauma-informed clinical training

Southeast Asian populations have had steady growth in the U.S., and specifically within Minnesota’s Ramsey and Hennepin counties. For professionals and community members working with Southeast Asians who have experienced war and the struggles of resettlement, language and culture do not have to become barriers to mental health or substance use treatment, even when co-occurring. Understanding historical and cultural contexts and recognizing the impacts of trauma are essential to meeting the unique needs of your Southeast Asian clients.

Join Nway Linn, Treatment Director of Recovery Services at Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness, for this FREE half-day trauma-informed clinical training workshop focused on helping you help your Southeast Asian clients who have mental health and substance use challenges.

  • Hear lessons learned of conceptualizing and treating co-occurring disorders in a larger cultural context
  • Identify ways to facilitate treatment and recovery with a cultural lens
  • Increase awareness of strengths and barriers within Southeast Asian communities (including Hmong and Karen)
  • Gain support tools and treatment approaches that incorporate historical and cultural concepts
  • Improve awareness and effectiveness of working in mental health systems

Attend this training workshop series if you:

  • Work at a treatment facility, mental health clinic, schools, public programs
  • Are or work as a therapist, counselor, mental health provider or practitioner, student in mental health or substance use program, clinician, county assessor, public health nurse, school staff, guidance counselor or educator, outreach worker, social worker, case manager, behavioral health aide, correctional officer, care coordinator, family navigator

Presented By

Nway Linn photo
Treatment Director of Recovery Services, Wilder Community Mental Health & Wellness

Get directions, parking, accessibility and more information

Getting to the Wilder Center:

  • Directions: Find Wilder Center on Google Maps (Exit 239B off of I-94 for Lexington Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Transit Green Line | Lexington Parkway Station | Bus Routes 16 and 83
  • Parking: Free in Wilder Center Parking Ramp (includes 5 levels, accessible parking on each level, elevator, stairs, ramps, bike racks and electric charging stations)
  • Accessibility: Wilder Center is fully accessible. Gold Standard in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building. Elevator, stairs and unisex bathrooms available.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this workshop:

By taking part in this event at Wilder, you grant the organizers full rights to use any images or recordings for publicity, fundraising, or other purposes to achieve the group’s mission. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform Wilder staff.

Contact us for more information, questions and/or concerns about this workshop, please contact:

Nway Linn | 651-280-2147 |

Training and Consulting Services, Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence™:

Houa Lor | 651-280-2207 |

This Trauma-Informed Clinical Training Workshop is offered through the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™ that provides educational training and consulting services that connect you to the decades of experience and community wisdom that we’ve generated from helping people and organizations develop new skills and ideas, address vital community issues and reach their full potential. We are practitioners grounded in research, learning from the community, and accelerating what works through continued education!