Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Training Programs for Non-Mental Health Professionals

Note: This page is for Trauma-Informed Care Training Programs for NON-Mental Health Professionals. To view our training programs FOR Mental Health Professionals, Click Here

trauma-informed care picCPDC’s Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Training Programs presents healthcare practitioners with a trauma- and attachment-informed  paradigm to help them provide effective and ethical healthcare services for clients who have been exposed to both event and relational/developmental trauma. Our trauma-informed care programs help healthcare practitioners provide quality integrative healthcare services as the healthcare industry moves towards a national trauma-informed care model of service delivery.

According to SAMHSA, psychological trauma is a hidden epidemic. 90% of clients in public behavioral health settings have experienced trauma. Trauma survivors have had overwhelming life experiences that significantly impact their capacity to function in a healthy manner. Providing them with trauma-informed care services and helping them stabilize makes a huge difference in their lives.

Research demonstrates that psychological trauma contributes significantly to the development of many long-term problems such as various psychiatric disorders, addictions, behavioral disorders, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, violent behavior, and a variety of chronic mental and physical health problems.

Most trauma survivors have repeated life events resulting in complex or developmental trauma rather than PTSD. Trauma-informed professionals have a critical role in clearing the impact of trauma on individuals’ long-term mental and physical health.

Skills in addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in healthcare systems. Behavioral health organizations are now seeking clinicians who are qualified to offer trauma-informed care.

Our certificate programs follow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) trauma-informed approach in the following ways.

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  • They realize the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovering from it;
  • They recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
  • They respond fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
  • They seek to actively resist re-traumatization.

Our Certificate Training Programs also emphasize SAMHSA’s six key trauma-informed principles:

  1. Safety
  2. Trustworthiness and Transparency
  3. Peer support
  4. Collaboration and mutuality
  5. Empowerment, voice and choice
  6. Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

CPDC’s trauma-informed certificate programs also adhere to SAMHSA’s practice of linking recovery and resilience for those individuals and families impacted by trauma. Consistent with SAMHSA’s definition of recovery, they also  build on evidence-based consumer and family engagement, empowerment, and collaboration.

CPDC’s certificate training programs also follow SAMHSA’s trauma-specific intervention practices, including the following:

  • The survivor’s need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery.
  • The interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma such as substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
  • The need to work in a collaborative way with survivors, family and friends of the survivor, and other human services agencies in a manner that will empower survivors and consumers.

Notice: Participants say that CPDC’s TIC trainings are personal and professional game-changers. For this reason, we ask potential participants to complete the following application: CPDC_app_form

Select a course below to learn more.

Trauma-Informed Care Professional Certificate – 19.5 Clock Hours

For those who work with the general public, including local and state governmental agencies, schools and universities.  REGISTER>

Trauma-Informed Professional Trainer Certificate – 13 Clock Hours

For professionals who wish to become proficient in teaching about effective, ethical and trauma-informed healthcare practices to those who have been exposed to event and relational trauma.  REGISTER>

Trauma-Informed Caregiver Certificate – Full Day

For those who work with the general public, including local and state governmental agencies, schools and universities, the medical offices, legal and criminal justice agencies, domestic violence programs, parent groups, youth programs, the homeless, and those who regularly provide care for traumatized populations.   REGISTER>

Trauma-Informed Organization Certificate – Half Day

For all organizations that serve the general public. This includes local and state governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools and universities, medical practice groups, legal and criminal justice system agencies, domestic violence agencies, parents’ groups, youth agencies, homeless agencies, and groups who provide regular care for traumatized populations.   REGISTER>

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