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.
Dates: May 24 - July 2, 2021 Online asynchronous
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 education, child welfare, health, and mental health gain a common language and knowledge base that will support equitable service delivery through the use of collaborative, family engaged, & trauma responsive practices. Specifically, it will introduce students to core concepts related to resiliency, equity, 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.
After completing this course the student will be able to: ● 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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