As an adjunct at a local junior college (not CCSF) - teaching in the Community Health Worker program, I've found these resources very relevant to ACEs, trauma informed care and resiliency building: CCSF Community Health Worker Program
Their text book includes the following topics: TI approach to care, TI practice, Trauma responses, trauma story, trauma survivor guidelines, strategies for building resilience, cultural humility, secondary trauma, establishing safety and so much more! Click here to see: Foundations Text Book in pdf
CCSF developed a YouTube channel for additional learnings: CCSF CHW YouTube Channel
COPIED from the CCSF CHW website:
City College faculty wrote and edited the groundbreaking textbook Foundations for Community Health Work ers, which is now used in CHW training programs across the country, including at CCSF. For more information on this book, please see the page developed by our publisher, Jossey-Bass.
The CHW Certificate Program was established in 1994 and now offers 5 Certificate Options.
All 5 Certificates share the following requirements:
- Enrollment policies
- 14 units of core courses (Health 201, 202 & 203)
- A 128-hour internship placement
- A final Performance-Based Exam
The Five Certificates are:
- The CHW Certificate:
- The Elder Advocate Specialist Certificate:
- The HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Specialist Certificate:
- The Reentry Specialist Certificate:
- The Youth Advocate Specialist Certificate:
The five CHW Certificates are designed to prepare students for employment and professional success. Learning outcomes are based on input from local employers, program graduates who are working in the field, and research and emerging standards for the CHW profession.
Upon successful completion of any of the certificate programs, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Analyze and evaluate public health concepts and information for health promotion.
- Assess and integrate professional skills necessary for employment in the CHW field.
- Evaluate and implement entry-level proficiency in CHW core competencies for working effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities.
There are additional Learning Outcomes for each Specialty Certificate:
Elder Advocate Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with older adults.
HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with clients and communities impacted by HIV and Hepatitis.
Additional Reentry Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated clients and communities.
Additional Youth Advocate Specialist:
Analyze and apply key concepts and skills for working with youth and young adults.