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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Level: Advanced Practice – Social Workers, Supervisors, Managers
Intended Audience: Course is intended for Child Welfare Social Workers, Supervisors, and Managers who work with families in the Child Welfare System
Description of Course: Course will address concepts of Trauma Informed Practice and their importance in regards to well being for children and families in the Child Welfare System.
Trainees will be able to recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices in achieving safety, permanency and well-being for children and families in the child welfare system.
The trainee will be able to understand the term child traumatic stress and know what types of experiences constitute childhood trauma.
Trainees will be able be able to understand the relationship between a child’s lifetime trauma history and his or her behaviors and responses.
Trainees will be able to understand how cultural influences affect child development.
Trainees will be able to recognize how child traumatic stress is exacerbated by ongoing stressors in a child’s environment and within the child welfare system (including placement changes and the loss associated with these events).
Trainees will recognize the effects of birth parent trauma on the child and family and how they respond to services.
Trainees will understand the importance of supporting resource parents in caring for traumatized children.
Trainees will understand the impact of secondary traumatic stress on child welfare staff.
Trauma informed practices
Child traumatic stress
Cultural factors that influence child traumatic stress
Understanding trauma triggers which could impact effectiveness with families in the in the Child Welfare System