Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma Informed Approach 2NBCC Hours
NBCC Hours:  
2
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$20

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Authors/Contributors

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4884. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Course Description

The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Area, Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship, which has been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit. This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 2 NBCC Hours.

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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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
    approach

  • To consider SAMHSA’s guidelines for implementing a trauma-informed approach

  • To explore the concept of trauma in the context of community

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