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Overview of the Trauma-Informed Approach
This overview provides information regarding the Trauma-Informed Approach and concept of trauma. The five guiding principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach are: safety, choice, collaboration, trustiness and empowerment.
Ensuring the physical and emotional safety of an individual is addressed is the first important step to providing Trauma-Informed Care.
Alberta Health Services Trauma-Informed Approach E-Learning Series
This E-Learning series by developed by Alberta Health Services. It provides an overview of the Trauma-Informed Care.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. The NCTSN has several training and resources available on their website.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Training Toolkit
Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families with Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders Training Package was developed to educate child welfare professionals about substance abuse and mental health disorders among families involved in the child welfare system.
Adolesent Treatment Learning Series
This video learning series was created in partnership with the Utah State Youth Treatment Implementation Grant of the Utah Department of Human Services – Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah.
The video series consists of three learning video sections (created in 2018, 2019, and 2020) and cover a range of topics related to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of adolescent substance use.
The video series was designed to provide information on foundational concepts and best practice to providers and educators with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of youth they serve.
SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
This on-line training was developed by SAMHSA. It is designed to help participants improve their awareness and understanding of the behavioral health effects of disasters and disaster and emergency response.
Screening and Assessment
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
This on-line training was created by the University of Utah - Rocky Mountain Center for Environmental and Occupational Health. It provides an overview of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment.
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
This free online course focuses on how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers how to: (1) identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, (2) ask about their access to lethal methods, and (3) work with them—and their families—to reduce access.
While this course is primarily designed for mental health professionals, others who work with people at risk for suicide, like social service professionals and health care providers, may also benefit from taking it.