Establishes a foundation for providing trauma mental health services to individuals, families, groups and organization.
This course is applicable to social workers, counselors, probation officers, child protection workers, administrators, etc. who work in mental health, addictions, corrections, domestic violence, educational and other human service organizations. Students will be introduced to the concept of trauma-informed care and provided with fundamental background information for understanding trauma, the trauma survivor, trauma services, the service relationship, and the caregiver. Using multiple learning techniques this facilitator will help students build a conceptual framework to understand the differences between a trauma-informed paradigm or service delivery system and the traditional service delivery system. Students will also gain an understanding of the implications of trauma and how to take the trauma-informed framework and apply it to work with diverse individuals who have histories of trauma.
Bachelor's degree. The course is now 16 weeks instead of the previous format of 8 weeks.
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