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Trauma-Informed Care: Working with Individuals and Service Providers in the Criminal Justice System

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Certificate Program: Online Trauma-Informed Organization: Basics for All Staff |  Trauma and PTSD |  Trauma-Informed Organization: Elective Courses
David Mann
25 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Recording Date:
Oct 01, 2014


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

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 criminal justice system. Often times individuals who commit crimes and who interface with the criminal justice system have a trauma history. By training police officers, detectives, parole officers, and other human service staff within the criminal justice system about trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, they will gain a better understanding and awareness of trauma and how to effectively support individuals in the criminal justice system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how trauma plays a key role in the criminal justice system;
    • Identify and understand how each component of the Trauma-Informed Care model can be implemented in the criminal justice system;
    • Identify specific ways the criminal justice system can benefit from implementing Trauma-Informed Care.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to trauma in the criminal justice system

  2. Trauma and its implications and prevalence in the criminal justice system

  3. Common practices in the criminal justice system that retraumatize people (professionals and criminals)

  4. Watch the Police Post-Traumatic Stress (Hungry Beast) video

  5. Complete the readings located 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

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 unlimited access to the course after purchase.

ADA accommodations: If you require supports for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us in advance by email at 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 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.

This course does not include any professional CEUs.

CEs/Contact Hours


Continuing education hours are not available for this course.

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

.5  Hours



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David Mann has been in charge of the Buffalo Police Department's Sex Offense Section since 1995. The Detective Unit is responsible for the investigation of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sex offender management, human trafficking and the Juvenile Bureau. He has over seen and directed more than 10,000 sexual assault and abuse investigations, hundreds of investigations of serious physical injury and abuse of children, and the registration and management of registered sex offenders in the City of Buffalo. David was the Coordinator of Crisis Services’ Police & Mental Health Coordination Project, a former Chair of the Multidisciplinary Coordinating Council, and of Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence, and a past Vice President and member of the Board of Prevent Child Abuse New York. He co-founded the Family Justice Center of Buffalo & Erie County and the Child Fatality Review Team, and helped found the first Veteran's Court in the US. Currently, Dave is serving as a board member of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.

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