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The Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Practice

October 7 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

An experiential intensive course on trauma, vicarious trauma, and trauma-informed practice designed to give social workers greater understanding of trauma and tools for working with persons and communities that have experienced trauma. Participants will gain confidence working with trauma on a micro, mezzo and macro level and will broaden their understanding of vicarious trauma. Participants will also learn about new trauma-informed tools to use in their practices, as well as with clients and in their communities. This course will create a learning environment that is designed to model and embody a trauma-informed practice and will integrate an anti-oppressive lens which deeply consider the connection between social justice, oppression, and trauma. A follow-up session is included as part of the course to foster learning, connection and bridging theory to practice.

  Course Learning Outcomes

  1. More informed understanding of what trauma is.
  2. To learn about history of trauma-informed practice and gain new
  3. A deeper understanding of how trauma impacts the body.
  4. A critical understanding of trauma.
  5. Insights into connections between oppression and trauma.
  6. Gain confidence in trauma informed tools and strategies.
  7. Reflection and insight into one’s own individual trauma experiences.
$249 – $399