2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 220 Trauma Informed Care for the Helping Professions

Using a person-in-environment and strengths perspective, this course will introduce students to the impact of trauma on work with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Developing a trauma-informed perspective assists client systems in their healing, encouraging the evaluation of life experiences to achieve stability. Personal reflection will be encouraged with emphasis on the development of a personal position on self-care and trauma-informed care. Those engaged in helping professions serve a vital role in the development of a responsive, trauma-informed work environment.