NCSWH Pre-Conference Institute (May 23, 2018): Trauma-Informed Care
30th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
May 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Trauma-Informed Care
Cost: $75 (Pre-conference Registration Required)
Trauma Informed Care is very theoretical; it is often difficult to discern what that means for daily work with clients/participants/patients. There is a lot of information about trauma in mainstream direct care work these days. Sifting through it to determine not only what is relevant but what to do about it can be difficult. Breaking the Trauma-Informed Care concepts down to practical do’s and don’ts are important to discerning what it all means for daily work with clients/participants/patients. Self-care for the provider is also important in providing trauma informed care.
At the end of the workshop, learners will be able to…
- Define the 4 R’s of Trauma Informed Care.
- Identify at least 4 do’s & don’ts in their Trauma Informed Work with clients/participants/patients.
- Describe at least 3 benefits of a Universal Precautionary approach to Trauma Informed Care.
- Identify at least 1 thing they will do for better self-care.
- Complete an Integration Plan toward implementing TIC do’s & don’ts or other information from the workshop.
Knowledge, Competence, Performance Need: What do the learners need?
Learners need to understand that most people (direct care workers, as well as clients/participants/patients) have suffered trauma or moderate stress over a long period of time & that this suffering often informs the moment & impedes the work that needs to be done. Learners also need interpretation of the Trauma Informed Care concepts & practical skills in order to assist clients/participants/patients in managing the moment & maximizing success in programs & their lives.
Scope of Practice: Who needs this education?
- Social workers
- Anyone working with clients/participants/patients who are stressed or who have been traumatized
- Anyone supervising staff who work with clients/participants/patients who are stressed or who have been traumatized
How will the education be facilitated? Rationale for this format?
Didactic, interactive presentation to provide Trauma Informed Care information in a short time-frame; solicitation of examples from the learners to make the topic relevant to their situations; Integration Plan to ensure the information can be integrated in ways that makes sense to the audience.
- Patient Care and Procedural Skills that are compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals.
- Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g., epidemiological and social behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
- Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carryout professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvement in patient care.
- System-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system for health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
- Melinda Marash, LCSW, Aspire Training and Consulting
- Marla Corwin, LCSW, CAC III, Retired Sr. Instructor, University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus
Continuing Education Credit Hours: 3
Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/16/2017 - 5/16/2018). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.