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Caring for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder - Trauma Informed Care

Ended Oct 4, 2021
2.58 credits

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Full course description

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This course is eligible for RN/CHW CEs only.

Trauma informed care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. It is important for Community Health Workers to recognize how common trauma is, and to understand that every client may have experienced serious trauma at some point in their lives. The trauma informed care approach assumes that clients may have trauma in their history, and the provider needs to be able to act accordingly.

During this training, the presenter will provide an overview of the concept of trauma and it’s connection to the adverse childhood experiences. Participants will also learn trauma informed strategies that can be applied to the care of all clients. In addition, secondary trauma will be discussed along with strategies aimed towards self care of the community health worker.


This course qualifies for 2.58 nursing contact hours.

There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content of this activity.

Participants must participate in each learning activity (listen, watch, do), pass the post test and submit course evaluation to qualify for nursing contact hours.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Although this course is eligible for RN/CHW CEs only, social workers are welcome to enroll and complete this course for free CEs.

Course Objectives

  • Examine trauma and the consequences of trauma for clients
  • Explore trauma informed strategies for use in practice
  • Describe secondary trauma and prevention strategies for prevention

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