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CareLine: De-Escalation Through a Trauma-Informed Care Lens (Recorded) is a Course

CareLine: De-Escalation Through a Trauma-Informed Care Lens (Recorded)

Started Sep 6, 2021
2.0 credits


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Course Description

This free, 2-hour training features one module with an edited recording of a live CareLine training that was first held as a Zoom Webinar on August 18th, 2021. 

Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to caring for someone which understands how “what has happened to a person” impacts his or her behavior and mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Individual experiences of trauma or numerous adverse childhood experiences can have lasting effects on the way a person thinks and behaves, triggering the fear-center of the brain, and causing the person to live in chronic, toxic stress. Living in this hyper-state of fear and stress can have a severe negative impact on a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as result in the person experiencing challenges navigating the complex mental health system. A trauma-informed approach seeks to establish a setting which replaces fear and toxic stress with a sense of safety and support. This training will provide an overview of the impact of trauma and the stress response system on an individual’s functioning with a key focus on trauma-informed guidelines for stabilization, intervention and resolution of a crisis to enhance coping skills, promotion of a sense of control and self-efficacy, and the provision of support for problem-solving and gaining access to required services and supports.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase understanding of the prevalence, characteristics and impact of trauma on individuals.
  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma and how the stress response system impacts functioning.
  • Identify and apply trauma-informed strategies for deescalating crisis situations and working with people who are emotionally distressed.

Continuing Education Classifications

  • Two (2) CE clock hours
  • Meets requirements for CSWMFT Board
  • Meet requirements for CDP Board in Treatment (C1) & Prevention (P6)

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068

ADA Accomodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participation in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility at or call 614-688-1657.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210.  Phone: 614-292-3032 Email: Website:

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