Creative Interventions: Trauma Informed Care

This course will cover the core principals of trauma informed care (individual, family, and community) and will review the identification of trauma and symptoms of adverse childhood experiences.  This course will also address secondary trauma exposure and the necessity of clinician self-care.  This review will reflect the core areas of cultural competency, empowerment, and social justice and will provide opportunities for applying theories and critical thinking. Ethics, knowledge of self, and development of practice skills for human service fields (medical, social work, substance abuse, education, and criminal justice) will be emphasized. 

Course Objectives:

  • Be aware of theoretical perspectives of trauma informed care and interventions in response to trauma experiences.
  • Be able to apply basic assessment skills in the presence of possible trauma reactions.
  • Demonstrate initial understanding of the range of responses to trauma.
  • Be familiar with resources available to clinicians and clients when trauma has occurred.

Credit Hours
Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Contact Hours for Professional Relicensure
Social Workers -
 This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. These course offerings are approved for 7.5 contact hours applicable for relicensure. (BSRB approval #05-001).

Instructors: 

Nicholas Milligan

Nicholas Milligan

Nicholas Milligan received his Bachelors in Psychology from Friends University and his advanced degree as a Master in Social Work from Wichita State University.  For more than 15 years, he has worked with troubled youth and their families, including juveniles in the court system. His experience includes diverse populations in various community settings. Nicholas has training in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has worked with a variety of issues, including addiction and life transitions.  He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and Phi Alpha Fraternity of Social Workers.  In addition to being a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), he is also a Licensed Abuse Counselor (LAC).  With experience in individual and group therapy, from a strength-based approach, Nicholas has helped guide clients to overcome ambivalence and make lasting changes in their life.  

Trauma Informed Care

CRNs

CRN Course # Term
32220 SWCK 411BB Summer 2017