Contact Hours: 3

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC,

Based on:

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services.Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 57. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4801. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Electronic Access and Copies of Publication
This publication may be ordered or downloaded from SAMHSA's Publications Ordering Web page at


  • Define "What is Trauma"
  • Explore why trauma informed care is important
  • Learn the 3 key elements to a trauma informed approach: Realizing, recognizing and responding
  • Identify trauma informed intervention and treatment principles
  • Learn how to anticipate the interplay between treatment elements and clients' trauma histories
  • Identify the cross-cutting factors of culture

This Course and Support are Available at: