This course discusses trauma-informed care. You will receive an overview of trauma and who is most vulnerable to the effects of trauma. You will learn how trauma shapes a person’s response to the world around them and the impact of resilience. You will learn about the principles of a trauma-informed approach to care. You will study the impact of the Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACE, study on trauma research and practice. You will discover how trauma impacts the human brain and stress response system. Lastly, you will explore strategies for self-care when working with traumatized populations.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Trauma
Henry’s Surprise Reaction
Vulnerability to Trauma-Related Disorders
Responses to Trauma
What Is Resilience?
Section 3: Trauma-Informed Care
What Is Trauma-Informed Care?
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
The Five Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
Section 4: Trauma-Informed Care as a Paraprofessional
Responses to Indirect Trauma
Taking Care of Yourself
Section 5: Conclusion
Amanda Gayle received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Georgia in the Counseling and Testing Center. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in the Occupational Health Department working in both the internal and external employee assistance programs. She is licensed in North Carolina where she was in private practice for 15 years serving primarily adults in individual and couples counseling with many presenting issues. Her focus was on cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety, mood disorders, grief, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, and parenting. She joined Relias as a subject matter expert writer for behavioral health in 2021. Disclosure: Amanda Gayle, Ph.D. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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