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Becoming Trauma Informed, Part 1: A Foundational Course for Professionals serving Young Children & Their Families

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.3 IACET CE's

This basic workshop is designed to offer and introductory overview of the central concepts and practical changes that attend trauma-informed modifications in services.  These include, among others, the definition of trauma, developing safety plans, and the impact of trauma on brain development.  Information is presented and participants are engaged in small group discussions and exercises, following an approach that may be adopted in a variety of programs and agencies in planning and implementing trauma-informed systems change.  This training is designed for behavioral health staff as well as others, who work with children.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • Explored the definitions of trauma
  • Listed behaviors that may actually be trauma-related coping skills
  • Identified key signs, symptoms, and manifestations of trauma
  • Defined “retraumatization” and “triggers”
  • Discussed at least two strategies that can help children exposed to trauma
Intended Audience: 

This training is intended for behavioral health and other staff, at all levels, working with children, parents and families.  

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

To Receive Continuing Education Credits, Participants Must Attend the Entire Presentation and Are Required to Submit a Completed Course Evaluation