Cost: $100

This course will cover the core principles 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.

Credit Criteria

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).