Trauma-Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma-Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers in a socio-cultural context.
Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers.
This webinar provides a foundational knowledge about trauma and the needs of trauma survivors with a specific focus on stabilization. Participants will develop the necessary skills to work with trauma survivors in an inclusive trauma-informed approach.
Finally, participants- regardless of their role within the organization- will be able to view agency systems and clients through a new trauma-informed perspective and implement strategies, policies and protocols to create and maintain a trauma-informed organization.
TARGET AUDIENCE: licensed social workers (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of practice)
# of CE Contact Hours: 3
6:00pm - 6:45pm EST: Trauma defined
6:45pm - 7:15pm EST: Trauma and Mental Illness
7:15pm - 7:35pm EST: Trauma and Addiction
7:35pm - 7:40pm EST: BREAK
7:40pm - 8:15pm EST: Trauma-related psychological disorders
8:15pm - 8:35pm EST: A socio-cultural examination of trauma
8:35pm-9:00pm EST: Trauma-Informed Care Strategies
COURSE FORMAT: live webinar
UNDERSTAND the dynamics of trauma
DESCRIBE the trauma-related psychological disorders
DISCUSS trauma from an intersectional perspective
IMPLEMENT individual and organizational strategies for a trauma-informed practice