Course Description

Hours: 12


Sometimes referred to as trauma-informed, trauma-focused or trauma-infused practice, trauma-sensitive practice is the term used to describe the way that an organization/system/individual responds to trauma and adversity. Anyone can adopt a trauma-sensitive practice approach to their work by applying the trauma-informed principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment, culture, history and gender, in their interactions with the people they work with. This two-day session includes a brief review of the research on the prevalence of psychological trauma, the history of the trauma-informed care movement and the 10 standards for a trauma-informed system, and the difference between trauma-informed care, trauma-specific interventions and trauma-sensitive practice. Participants will be engaged in discussion of brain science and the biopsychosocial aspects of trauma, practical applications of the principles of trauma-sensitive practice and briefly, best practice principles of trauma specific interventions. The philosophical underpinnings of trauma-sensitive practice will be discussed including strategies for using a trauma lens in the screening, assessment and planning for interventions with individuals coping with the aftermath of psychological trauma.


CCPA -- Pre-approved for 12 CEUs


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd


It is strongly recommended that you complete Trauma Informed Service Systems before registering for this workshop.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Trauma-Sensitive Practice
Workshop Remote
T, W
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 23, 2023 to May 24, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
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Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
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Section Notes

Instructor: Laurie Robinson, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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