Trauma-Informed Care Competence Training (Online)

Thursday, November 30, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM



Join the Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center and the Center for Workforce Professional Development at Minnesota State University, Mankato along with Liz Coleman, DNP, APRN, FNP as they lead a virtual three-part, trauma-informed care competence training.

Course Description:

This comprehensive three-part certificate course in Trauma-Informed Care Approach is designed to equip professionals and caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals who have experienced trauma during their lives. Trauma-informed care is a vital approach in various settings, including healthcare, education, social services, and mental health, as it helps build empathy, patient relationships, and improved patient care.

Part 1:  Understanding Trauma and Its Impact | Thursday, November 30th 3-4:30 pm CT
In the first part of this certificate course, participants will explore the foundational concepts of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, its various forms, and the profound impact it can have on individuals’ short and long-term physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Topics covered include:

  • Defining trauma and adverse childhood experiences
  • The neurobiology of trauma
  • The effects of trauma in the long term
  • How we see trauma manifest in practice
  • How trauma affects care

Part 2: Trauma-Informed Care Practices and Interventions | Thursday, December 7th, 3-4:30 pm CT
In the second part, participants will delve into trauma-informed practices and evidence-based interventions that can be applied in their practice.  This section will provide practical tools and strategies for building relationships and improving care.  Key areas of focus include:

  • The principles of trauma-informed care
  • Adjusting our perspective
  • Building relationships
  • Creating trauma-sensitive environments
  • Assessment and interventions

Part 3: Implementing Trauma-Informed Care | Thursday, December 14th, 3-4:30 pm CT
The final part of this course is dedicated to helping participants apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.  Participants will learn how to integrate trauma-informed care into their professional roles and organizations.  Key components of this part include:

  • Steps to implementing trauma-informed care in your practice setting
  • Developing trauma-informed policies and procedures
  • Training staff and teams in trauma-informed approaches
  • Ethical considerations and boundaries in trauma care
  • Self-care and resilience for caregivers

Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive discussions, case studies, role-play exercises, and self-assessment activities to reinforce their understanding and application of trauma-informed care principles.

Upon successful completion of all three parts of the course, participants will receive a Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care Approach, recognizing their commitment to providing compassionate and effective care to individuals impacted by trauma. This certificate will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in their respective fields and communities.

(Early bird registration discount: $25 off if registered by November 10th.)
Registration Questions:  Email or call 507-389-1094
Training Questions:  Email 

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Center for Workforce Professional Education


Center for Workforce Professional Education