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Trauma-Informed Certificate Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter.
    Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Click each course below to read the course description.

This 12-credit program requires the following:

  • Foundations and Impact of Trauma (CRJU 680)

    Provides the foundation for understanding trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children; examines the impact of trauma as well as describing the short and long term effects of trauma; and explains how past trauma can lead to ongoing problem behaviors. Develops skills and increases awareness of the necessary core competencies in trauma-informed services and administration. Also, provides an understanding of the impact and manifestation of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue on professionals. prerequisite: none

  • Trauma-Informed Organizations (CRJU 682)

    Provides an understanding of how the impact of trauma can manifest behaviorally and may be elicited by normal interactions found within criminal justice system settings, and describes how to use trauma informed responses to reduce the intensity of difficult or dangerous situations. Explains how trauma informed criminal justice system responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals, increase safety, and reduce future involvement in the system. Explains the benefits of capacity building among partners cross systems to link individuals to trauma-informed services and treatment as a means to increase an individual's ability to recover. prerequisite: none

  • Responding to Trauma (CRJU 684)

    Provides an understanding of trauma symptoms and the needs of trauma survivors; describes approaches for engaging individuals with histories of trauma; describes client·centered communication and interviewing skills for working with trauma; examines tools to identify and screen for trauma and mental health disorders to facilitate early intervention and treatment referrals. Increases knowledge of trauma~specific services, community resources, and self·care methods for reducing symptoms of vicarious trauma and burn-out. prerequisite: none

  • Trauma Interventions and Best Practices (CRJU 686)

    Examines evidence-based trauma interventions and emerging areas of best practices; describes the different models and techniques currently used with different populations and discusses their effectiveness. Examines how culture and ethnicity influence the experience and effects the treatment of trauma. prerequisite: none