Introduction to Trauma

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

CEU Course Description

This course provides basic information on sources and impacts of trauma and describes how behavioral health, human services, and other systems are becoming “trauma-informed.”  This course also focuses on how people come to recognize the impact of trauma on themselves and others, and become aware of the ways in which women might have been affected by trauma, whether or not they talk about it.  In addition, this course presents information on the fundamentals of peer support that have been developed over the years by people who have worked in peer support roles, conducted research on the topic, and have reflected upon and written about it.  Finally, an overview of how gender role socialization contributes to violence and trauma, how social norms and institutions affect women survivors, and how gender may affect peer support relationships is discussed.

Course Objectives

1. Define trauma, and discuss its impact, sources, signs, and symptoms.

2. Differentiate between trauma-specific services and trauma-informed practices.

3. Discuss how peer supporters enable survivors to define their trauma experiences in their own terms in order to heal.

4. Review the fundamentals and principles of peer support.

5. Identify specific settings where peer support takes place.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2017-09-11

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