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Translating Trauma-Informed Care Concepts into Forensic Mental Health Practice

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CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Many mental health practitioners are familiar with the definitions and concepts of trauma-informed care (TIC). However, it is more challenging to translate TIC into practice. This 1.5 hour session will review TIC principles, and then use many case examples to illustrate (1) case conceptualization through the lens of trauma; and (2) trauma-informed responses to clients. Participants will learn strategies for applying TIC principles into programming and service delivery across a variety of professional roles and settings in the forensic mental health system.
This presentation pertains to social workers, mental health counselors, medical professionals, psychologists, victim advocates, addiction specialists, correctional programs, school personnel, and attorneys. Through trauma-informed practices, we can deliver services that promote healing for troubled persons and their families, improve their psychosocial functioning, and disrupt the intergenerational cycle of unrealized potential.
Trainer Biography
Dr. Jill Levenson is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and Lead Coordinator for the Trauma-informed Training Initiative at Barry’s Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. She has published over 100 articles, many about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care in forensic and criminal justice settings. Dr. Levenson is a LCSW in Fort Lauderdale, working with survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault and others with trauma-based disorders. She has provided TIC training in 15 states, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Participants will become informed about cross-disciplinary research describing the impact of early childhood trauma on cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development
  • Participants will be able to define principles of trauma-informed care, identify components of trauma-informed practices, and conceptualize presenting problems through a trauma-informed lens
  • Participants will learn to translate a TIC approach to forensic practice settings, with specific and practical strategies for assessment, engagement, and trauma-informed programming

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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