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, role play 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 (i.e. child welfare/well-being, youth justice, mental health and addictions, developmental services, and residential care). The trauma informed practice online course will also appeal to managers and supervisors who are supporting staff to implement trauma-informed practice principles.
- Understanding of traumatic responses (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) and the prevalence of trauma
- In depth knowledge of connection between trauma and mental health and substance use
- Identify/describe trauma response-based behaviours as adaptive and protective functions, and how to apply this knowledge to service delivery
- Understanding of what TIP, the principles and steps toward applying to service delivery
- Tools to support individuals, and families, in development of positive coping skills and self-understanding
- This course is delivered online as 3 two-hour interactive webinars spaced over three weeks delivered over Zoom.
- Online learning platform (Thinkific LMS)
Participants will have access to online learning modules to supplement live sessions as well as:
• Activities and discussion forum
• Downloadable resources and handouts
• Access replay of session recordings