Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    2. Trauma Informed Approach in Clinical Settings (Slide Deck)

    1. Introduction

    2. What is Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

    3. Types of Trauma

    4. Impact of Trauma on Individuals

    5. Impact of Trauma on Individuals - Part 2

    6. More on Impact of Trauma (Brain)

    7. Impact of Not Using the Trauma-Informed Approach

    1. The Need for Trauma-Informed Care

    2. 4 R's and Trauma-Informed Principles

    3. Social Work Competence

    4. More on Responses to Trauma (Adverse Childhood Exposures)

    5. Responses to Collective Trauma of the "Twin Pandemics"

    6. More on Responses to Trauma Ted Talk ACE: (Optional)

    1. Client Engagement

    2. Identifying and Responding to Triggers

    3. Managing Tools for Clients to Practice

    4. Being Trauma Informed Ted Talk: (Optional)

    1. More on Being Trauma Informed -Closing

    2. Biographical- Reference

    3. Trauma-Informed Care in Clinical Settings Quiz

    4. Trauma-Informed Care in Clinical Settings-Evaluation

    5. More resources for you

About this course

  • 24 lessons

Course Description

Research shows that the effects of trauma are long-lasting, and they have detrimental impacts on individuals and communities. While providers in medical, behavioral, and social services strive to be trauma-informed when caring for clients, it is also crucial to be attuned to the impact on service providers in providing care to traumatized populations. This became even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic which was a community trauma for everyone suddenly impacted by changes in daily functions, and additionally, acutely traumatic for populations that are more adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, learning the principles and practices of trauma-informed care is vital to emotional and physical health not only for our clients but also for providers. 

Trauma-Informed Care starts with us. As a community, we are dealing with social and physical distancing, which has created anxiety among broad levels of population. This community trauma impacts individuals, families, and communities in many ways, and on many levels. Incorporating knowledge of trauma can help ensure physical, psychological, and emotional safety for professionals and create opportunities to rebuild a sense of empowerment and autonomy for individuals and communities. 

This training navigates the impact of anxiety and emotional responses to our client, through a trauma-informed lens. Join us as we talk about identifying triggers, coping skills that may assist in handling the negative input of social media/media, setting boundaries while working remotely, and staying physically and emotionally healthy through it all.  


Learning Objectives:

Demonstrate understanding of trauma and trauma-informed care

List the principles of the trauma-informed approach and the 4 Rs

Describe at least 2 ways that providers can help ensure physical, psychological, and emotional safety for individuals and communities

Explain the impact of anxiety and emotional responses on client services

Identify at least 2 potential coping skills that professionals can use to support their own wellness while working with clients during the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic

Executive Director Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Trainer Sherry Wherry

Sherry Wherry is the Founder and Empowerment Strategist of Wherry Consultations, LLC. She is passionate about helping women to move past their pain and barriers to success in order to manifest their God-given identity. Sherry graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has completed a certificate of training in Personal Development Coaching from the RS Counseling & Wellness Center (RSCWC). where she serves as the Lead Life Coach. Sherry has worked extensively within Social Services and Workforce Development and enjoys empowering individuals to accomplish their educational, professional, personal, and spiritual goals.

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026  Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of the course.

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of any course or webinar. 

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

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