Course Description

Hours: 12

This workshop is not about practice with individuals. Rather, participants will be engaged in a review of the theory and practice of a trauma-informed system and examine a variety of approaches for implementing standards at the organizational/systems level. The workshop will cover a brief review of the prevalence of psychological trauma, the psychobiology of trauma (brain science), the history and standards of a trauma-informed organization and presents the case for the implementation of a service system that is trauma-informed. Several sector specific toolkits will be discussed, and two recommended toolkits will be used to illustrate how an organization can work to implement trauma-informed care into its culture. Laurie will also review some of the advances being made in promoting and implementing a trauma-informed approach across a variety of systems all over the world. Finally, challenges in advocacy and leading change will be discussed, including the role that direct service providers can play in influencing change at the client service, organizational, community and policy level.


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

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
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Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Trauma Informed Service Systems
Apr 15, 2024 to May 26, 2024
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Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
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Instructor: Laurie Robinson, MSW, RSW

Location: This online, asynchronous course will be available on the start date through MyLearningSpace, which is accessible through your student portal. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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