By Anna Printess, August 31, 2020, Florida State University News.
Florida State University’s College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series.
The curriculum series, developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resiliencewithin the college’s Institute for Family Violence Studies in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development, enables professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to resilience. Participants will learn crucial information to improve service delivery to clients, students, human services recipients, patients and other members of the public.
Level One of the series was launched in July 2019, introducing a multidisciplinary audience to the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and its long-term negative impact. It also introduces the trauma-informed approach to human services with the goal of making human services providers such as social workers, first responders, medical professionals and criminal justice and legal system experts better able to serve clients who have experienced significant trauma.