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
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  • Define and differentiate between the different types of trauma (individual, group, mass, natural or human caused)
  • Explore how trauma affects communities and cultures
  • Identify staff and agency issues that could cause retraumatization
  • Explore the objective and subjective characteristics of trauma and their biopsychosocial impact.
  • Identify characteristics that nurture resilience among individuals from diverse groups.

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