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. Following each session, resources will be shared for participants to further their learning and share with their teams.
This 3-week web-based 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 online course will also appeal to managers and supervisors who are supporting staff to implement trauma-informed practice principles.
- 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). Manager and supervisors supporting staff to implement TIP.
This course is delivered online as 3 two-hour interactive virtual sessions spaced over three weeks delivered using Zoom.
Participants will have access to online learning modules using a learning platform to supplement live sessions. Materials available on the learning platform include:
• Activities and discussion forum
• Downloadable resources and handouts
• Session recordings