These five courses are the Core of what we believe about Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Responsive living. Framed primarily in the context of mental health care, yet with a clear eye towards the application of this way of thinking to many areas, they're ideal for helping to set the stage for the role-based courses that follow.
You'll get to know a little about different definitions of trauma, how many people experience traumatic events, why the numbers vary, ways in which traumatic experiences impact people, and more in the first course. The course on models provides an overview of the history of the medical model, a Medicine Wheel model that is alinear, the Psychodynamic and now the Trauma-Informed models. We move on to explore where Trauma-Informed thinking is helpful and why, discuss ways in which organizations and individuals change as they become more and more deeply committed to this way of thinking. We'll close with an exploration of the ACEs study, the landmark publich health research that clearly connects long term health issues with childhood adversity.