Provides students with the theoretical foundation and conceptual frameworks that relate to building resilience for children, youth and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. For in-service and pre-service professionals in child welfare, health/mental health, and education.
Open to Degree and Continuing Education students
This course will provide students with the theoretical foundation and conceptual frameworks that relate to building resilience for children, youth and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. This fully online course aims to help in-service and pre- service professionals in child welfare, health/mental health, and schools gain a common language and knowledge base that will support the use of collaborative, family engaged, & trauma responsive practice. Specifically, it will introduce students to core concepts related to trauma, resiliency, attachment, child development, family systems, and trauma- responsive & evidence informed practices. Students will leave this course with the skills necessary to put on a “trauma lens” when engaging with families and communities.
● Identify how trauma and adversity affects learning, brain development, and social-emotional and behavioral health. ● Understand the core concepts of trauma informed practice. ● Identify at least two evidence-based practices for working with children, youth and families who have experienced trauma. ● Understand foundational concepts of attachment, resiliency, development, trauma, learning, cultural humility and secondary traumatic stress. ● Identify key components of family-engaged, collaborative, inter-professional practices in screening, assessment, and case planning.
Assignment Points of 100 Class Participation, online discussion 30 points Trauma Lens Action Plan/Journal Reflection 30 points Trauma Lens Toolbox/S’more 30 points Learning Journey 1/Resilience Wordle 5 points Learning Journey 2/Stress Management Plan 5 points
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