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Digital Seminar

Trauma-Informed Care: Working with Children, Families and Service Providers in Child Welfare Services


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.



Description

This course is part of the Online Trauma-Informed Organization Certificate Program: Basics for All Staff that was created by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC). Visit the certificate program webpage at www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/conted/otioc

Course Length: The course time needed is based on the amount of time needed to watch the course videos. There may also be readings provided.

Fulfills Certificate Program Requirement: __ Foundation Hours _X__ Elective Hours

 

Course Description:

This online course offers the training in primarily a video format. All course handouts can be viewed online, saved to your computer or printed. The course offers a foundation of information regarding implementation of Trauma-Informed Care into the child welfare system. This course is for social workers, administration staff, case workers, receptionists and other organizational staff that interface with children and families in the child welfare system. Implemention of a Trauma-Informed approach in the child welfare system improves services and symptomology for children and families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how trauma effects children in the child welfare system;
  • Identify and understand how each component of the Trauma-Informed Care model can be implemented into the child welfare system;
  • Identify specific ways the child welfare system can benefit from implementing components of Trauma-Informed Care.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to trauma in the child welfare system
  2. Trauma and its implications and prevalence in the child welfare system
  3. Common practices that can be retraumatizing
  4. Watch PATH 2011: The Impact of Trauma - Survival Behaviors
  5. Complete the required readings in the Materials section of the course site.

Handouts:  If it makes it easier for you to follow the course videos and take notes, we recommend you print your handouts from the Materials section and have them available as you watch the video modules. PowerPoint’s and other handouts are in the Materials tab of the course. They can be saved to your computer or printed.

Infographic: view and print the free infographic on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care Infographic at http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/social-research/institutes-centers/institute-on-trauma-and-trauma-informed-care/about-us/trauma-informed-care-infographic.html

Target Audience:  This course is appropriate for all levels of human service staff that need foundational information on trauma and Trauma-Informed Care.

Course Availability: You have 60 days to complete the course from the date you purchase it.

ADA accommodations: If you require supports for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us in advance by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer service: We are happy to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or phone at 716-829-5841.

Course Completion:

  • Use the Certificate tab in your course site to take course evaluation and quiz. Based on best continuing education practice, quizzes are included to verify your acquisition of knowledge. A score of 80% is needed to pass. You may retake the quiz if you do not achieve a passing score the first time.
  • Certificate of Completion: Upon successful completion of the quiz, you will be able to print your Certificate of Course Completion.

Frameable Certificate of Completion for the Online Trauma-Informed Organization Certificate Program: Basics for All Staff: If you are taking the entire certificate program and you would like to receive a frameable certificate of completion, please email us at sw-ce@buffalo.edu when you complete the program requirements. There is an application with a $25 processing and records fee. Upon receipt of this, we will mail you a certificate of completion. Note: If you are an organization and you are having staff watch courses as a group, you may contact us for pricing on individual certificates for your employees: sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5847.

Instructor:

James Coder, LCSW-R, is the CEO of New Directions Youth and Family Services, Inc. in Buffalo, New York. He has worked in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice for 40 years. James was previously employed as a child care worker and therapist in residential treatment facilities before becoming an administrator.  In addition, he has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care by Dr. Ricky Greenwald and participated in a three-year project with Dr. Greenwald at New Directions.  Mr. Coder is an alumni of the University at Buffalo. 

 

Credits


UB ITTIC Online Trauma-Informed Organization Certificate Program: Basics for All Staff- elective course

1  Hours


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

(Effective 1/1/17.) University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-003. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 1


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

(Effective 1/1/17.) University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 1


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

(Effective 1/1/17.) University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 1


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

(Effective 1/1/15.) University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 1.



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