Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma Informed Approach 2CE
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This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to SAMHSA’s framework for trauma and a trauma-informed approach. Trauma is a global public health issue that occurs as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war and other emotionally harmful experiences. Recognizing the importance of this issue, SAMHSA has created a framework for trauma and a trauma-informed approach for the behavioral health sectors, which can be utilized in a variety of other settings that have the potential to either ease or exacerbate an individual’s capacity to cope with traumatic experiences.
In SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach, Participants will understand SAMHSA’s purpose and methodology in developing a framework for trauma and a trauma-informed approach. Additionally, Participants will become familiar with the historical background of traumatic stress in the mental health field. Next, Participants will learn about SAMHSA’s concept of trauma by addressing the three “Es” of trauma: event(s), experience of event(s), and effect. Also, Participants will study SAMHSA’s trauma-informed approach that is grounded in a set of four assumptions and six key principles. Next, Participants will explore SAMHSA’s recommendations for implementing a trauma-informed approach through its ten implementation domains. Finally, Participants will conclude by briefly considering trauma in the context of community.
This course is intended to familiarize mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists, with SAMHSA’s concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach.
Approved by the Following State Boards
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)
To comprehend SAMHSA’s purpose and methodology in developing a framework for trauma and a trauma-informed approach
To become familiar with the history surrounding the concept of traumatic stress in the mental health sector
To learn about SAMHSA’s concept of trauma
To be aware of the key assumptions and principles of SAMHSA’s trauma-informed
To consider SAMHSA’s guidelines for implementing a trauma-informed approach
To explore the concept of trauma in the context of community
You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion. You will also be required to complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.