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Creating Systems of Trauma-informed Care

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Date(s) and Time(s)
3/3/2011  :  8:45:00 AM 4:30:00 PM

Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Amherst, NY
Hours: 6
CEUs: 0.6
Cost: $99.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Counseling Certificate Program participants): $89.00
Lunch Included: No
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Required


Susan Green (4 stars. 4.0 star-rated trainer)
Degrees: LCSW
Bio: Certified EMDR therapist; certification in Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; trauma therapist at Child and Family Services, Inc. and clinical supervisor at New Directions Youth and Family Services; Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Buffalo, New York.


Price: $99/$89 for trauma participants. Trauma REQUIRED workshop- replaces the old requirement of Group Approaches to Trauma Treatment. Overview: This training is for all levels of staff including administrators. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a therapeutic approach to individuals exposed to trauma. TIC includes the following criteria: “promoting safety, preventing re-traumatization, informing staff of the long term effects of trauma, emphasis on skill building rather than symptom management, a view of trauma as a defining and organizing experience that forms the core of individual identity, and a focus on what has happened, rather than what is wrong with the person” (Jennings, 2004). When agencies and professionals provide trauma-informed care, they are taking into account the history of violence and victimization, seeking to understand what happened to the person, how they can work together with the individual to meet their goals for healing and to ensure services do not create retraumatization. Trauma-informed care is not specifically designed to treat symptoms related to sexual abuse, physical abuse or other trauma, but to ensure that professionals are informed about and sensitive to the trauma-related issues presented by individuals.

Learning Objectives: Recognize why trauma must be addressed in the service system; develop ways to incorporate the consumer perspective into TIC; identify specific components of a TIC model; utilize tools to assess your organization and services and define the steps needed to move forward in transforming the service environment into a TIC model; discuss the ethics and human rights related to TIC. Course content reflects evidence level F, see page 11 in catalog.

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