Providing Trauma-Informed Care
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Providing Trauma-Informed Care

Exploring psychological trauma and how to provide care and compassion to trauma survivors
4.5 (408 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,256 students enrolled
Created by Donn Kropp
Last updated 11/2015
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Define trauma
  • Recognize various types of trauma
  • Understand trauma’s impact on mental and physical health
  • Understand the Adverse Child Experiences (ACE) Study
  • Describe and understand principles & tenets of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Recognize the importance of responding to trauma disclosures appropriately
  • Understand the importance of managing vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
  • Have a basic understanding of emotional and psychological trauma

This course will explore the topic of emotional and psychological trauma and how to provide caring, compassionate, and empathetic services that are trauma-informed. Trauma doesn’t discriminate; it affects people of every race, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level. Trauma can be a single isolated event or a series of events, and a traumatic experience involves some type of a threat to one’s physical or emotional well-being and can bring out feelings of terror, helplessness, and lack of control and power.

Traumatic experiences can impact and alter an individual’s perception of themselves, their world, and the people around them and can disrupt the victim’s biological, cognitive, and emotional functioning as well as their identity, relationships, and social interactions.

As service providers, it is imperative that we implement care and services that follow the tenets and principles of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC).

In this course, you will learn about several principles and tenets of TIC. You will be challenged and inspired to provide the best care possible to those who have been affected by the ravages of traumatic experiences.

Who this course is for:
  • Those interested in understanding the short and long-term effects of emotional and psychological trauma
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:54:40
+ Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care
2 lectures 10:11

Trauma is difficult to understand. It can’t be viewed narrowly but must be understood broadly and take into account biological, psychological, interpersonal, community, and societal factors. In this lecture, we’ll explore several definitions and key concepts of trauma.

Preview 08:41

Emotional and psychological trauma isn’t as cut and dry as we once thought. In this lecture, we will highlight the objectives for this course.

Preview 01:30
+ Understanding Trauma and Its Effects
2 lectures 37:54

Several definitions of trauma exist. Trauma can be described as any event that overwhelms a person’s capacity to cope and has long-lasting impact. In this lecture, you will learn about the many types of situations and events that are traumatic.

What is Trauma

Trauma affects our bodies and physiology in a number of ways. In this lecture, we will explore several systems of the body and uncover the effects of trauma.

The Biology of Trauma
+ The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
2 lectures 23:56

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. In this lesson, we’ll examine the ground-breaking ACE study and explore how adverse childhood traumatic experiences affect health later in life.

Finding Your ACE Score

In this lecture we will explore the groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences study.

Understanding the ACE Study
+ Trauma Informed Care
3 lectures 26:39

In this lecture we’ll introduce you to the concept of Trauma-Informed Care. In healthcare and human services settings, emotional and psychological trauma often goes unnoticed, ignored, or unaddressed. Providing trauma-informed care is powerful and can set an individual on a path toward healing from past traumatic experiences.

Understanding Trauma-Informed Care

In this lecture, we’ll explore the 6 fundamental principles of Trauma-Informed Care.

Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

In this lecture, we’ll explore the 10 implementation domains of Trauma-Informed Care.

Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Domains
+ Responding to Trauma
2 lectures 07:13

Caring, appropriate, and empathic responses to those who share their past traumatic experiences can be beneficial and healing to the victim. In this lecture, we’ll help you be supportive, encouraging, and compassionate during trauma disclosures.

Responding to Trauma Disclosures

In this lecture, we’ll condense and highlight the important points so that you can effectively implement Trauma-Informed Care in your practice.

Trauma-Informed Care Quick Tips
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 08:47

One of the most important tasks you have to accomplish in helping a trauma victim is to manage your own trauma and stress. In this lecture, we’ll explore vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue.

Helping Ourselves to Help Others

In this lecture we’ll review the concepts learned. Understanding trauma and its impact on lives and society as a whole is perhaps our generation’s new germ theory. It is up to us to share the information about this public health concern of trauma.

What Does It All Mean
Final Quiz
10 questions