Trauma Informed Engagement

Trauma Informed Engagement is a 6-hour course applying lessons from trauma studies to child welfare practice for children, youth, and adults. Participants will discuss practice guidelines crucial to trauma informed practice in any setting. Participants will learn to distinguish trauma from other adversities and suffering; describe the characteristics, dynamics and effects of trauma; and emphasize the ways in which chronic trauma and complex trauma compromise normal functioning. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to situations involving the loss of control of body, mind, and emotions associated with trauma. Participants will practice, and commit to trauma informed engagement strategies, utilizing themes of empowerment, advocacy, and building resilience in children, youth, and adults.

Audience Description: 

This training will provide a deeper knowledge-base around trauma-informed practice, pairing theory and research on trauma with tips for practical application.

Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Area Administrators
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

Workforce registration:

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Trauma Informed Engagement

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form

Maestro Course Code: 110609

Special Instructions: 
[DJ 12/5/2019] Updated the course description, per Alissa (with approval from Erik). See request:

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