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In today’s world trauma has affected almost everyone directly or indirectly. Often these trauma survivors are unintentionally re-victimized by well-meaning people who just don’t know how to minimize or eliminate further harm. This 1-hour Trauma-Informed Care course is aimed at non-clinical service providers who work with children, adolescents, and adults in any setting. Participants will learn how to identify various responses to stress; recognize reactions to trauma triggers; understand how to develop and support resilience, and identify ways of interacting with and helping trauma survivors.

Course Outline

  • Types of Stress: Positive/Negative
  • Reactions to Trauma: Fight or Flight
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Resilience
  • What is Trauma-Informed Care: – Creating Safety; Teaching Self-Calming Skills; Building Relationships
  • Interventions and Techniques
  • Manipulation or Misunderstanding
  • Trauma Triggers
  • All Behavior Serves a Purpose
  • Maintained Behaviors
  • Ways of Expressing Anger
  • Reframing
  • Vicarious and Secondary Trauma

Course Content