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Professional Development Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care

Started Mar 1, 2021


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About the Training

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an approach for organizations and individuals to adopt in response to the prevalence of trauma and its pervasive impact on wellbeing. While TIC requires training, factors such as cost, travel, and lack of resources can be barriers for people to attend trainings. This TIC training, available through Public Health and YOU, is self-paced and available free of charge. Additionally, while the training provides a foundational curriculum to help the learner understand the basic components of TIC, it also gives access to three specialized modules to explore and apply TIC to youth, Veterans, and people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. All learners seeking CEUs are required to complete the Foundations of TIC module (4 hours) and your choice of one of the population specific applications (2 hours) in youth, veterans, or IDD to receive a certificate of completion for credit.

Total Hours to Completion: 6 continuing education credit hours (10 hours of content available in total)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this series, you will be able to:

  1. Understand Trauma-informed care (TIC) as a universal precaution grounded in a human rights perspective.
  2. Define and differentiate between stress, trauma, ACEs, and PTSD.
  3. Explore the neurobiological impact of stress and trauma.
  4. Define TIC and its 5 principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment) as a philosophy of care.
  5. Differentiate between trauma-informed and trauma-specific treatment.
  6. Explore the evidence behind TIC (Implications for service providers and service recipients).
  7. Identify practical strategies for the adoption and integration of TIC as a practitioner and as an organization.
  8. Use self-care as a strategy to combat secondary traumatic stress and promote resilience.
  9. Identify unique challenges for those dealing with trauma in rural communities.
  10. Apply the principles of Trauma-Informed Care for specific, high-risk populations.

Meet the Instructors


Seventeen experts, practitioners, and individuals with lived experiences (from Academia, Social Work, Medicine, Public Health, Youth Services, Government, etc.) contributed to the training through the development of content or participated in interviews to develop this course. The training engages the learner in a variety of formats to facilitate understanding and enhance the learning experience. Content is presented through video and audio lectures; interviews about personal experiences; narrated, animated videos; downloadable learner support tools and infographics; and multiple opportunities for you to apply what you learn. This offering is brought to you courtesy of the IU Center for Rural Engagement, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, and the IU School of Social Work.


Length: 6~10 hour


School of Public Health


Credit: Certificate


Audience: Everyone

How To Get a CEU Certificate

In order to receive a certification of completion with continuing education (CEU), you must enroll in the course. Also, you must score 80% or higher on the Assessment.

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