This training integrates current research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and social work to demonstrate how individuals respond to traumatic experiences. The principles of Trauma-informed practice (TIP) will be identified and examined in detail. The relevance and application of TIP skills to mental health and substance use will be explored using case studies and group discussion. Resources will be shared for participants to further their learning and share with their teams.
This course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have experienced trauma or in sectors where there is a high prevalence of trauma. The trauma informed practice course will also appeal to managers and supervisors who are supporting staff to implement trauma-informed practice principles.
Note: This was formerly known as Trauma-informed Practice: A 3 Part Series. It is still 6 hours in duration.
- Recognize the prevalence of trauma and traumatic responses (bio-psycho-social-spiritual).
- Explain the principles of TIP and how to apply this knowledge to service delivery.
- Examine the connection between trauma, mental health, and substance use.
- Identify and describe trauma response-based behaviours as adaptive and protective functions.
- Apply tools to support individuals, and families, in the development of positive coping skills and self-understanding.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for individuals in sectors where there is high prevalence of trauma (i.e. child welfare/well-being, youth justice, mental health and addictions, developmental services, and residential care). This is for people looking to build their understanding of trauma informed practice.
Course Dates & Format
March 21, 28 & April 4, 2024
12:30pm – 2:30pm ET
This is a 6-hour training. This course consists of three 2-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Natasha Busic, MSW, RSW
Natasha has 10+ years of experience working in community and outreach based mental health care with vulnerable populations. Natasha has witnessed the difference Trauma Informed Practice can have on the quality care individuals receive and the impact this can have on their recovery. Natasha is committed to helping practitioners develop their understanding of trauma, trauma responses and TIP in hopes of creating safer and more meaningful care for vulnerable populations. Natasha is currently part-time faculty at Humber College and has a private practice in Guelph, ON.
Member Fee: $150.00 + $19.50 (HST) = $169.50
Non-Member Fee: $185.00 + $24.05 (HST)= $209.05
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fees with a group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
6 CECs with OAMHP
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.