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Course Descriptions

HUM 218 - Working with Trauma Informed Care Skills

3 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to trauma and principles of trauma informed care. It will examine the definitions/types and nature/scope of trauma and its impact on individuals, families and communities. It will also explore how trauma informed care informs the delivery of services and interaction with persons in various settings such as human services, social work, education, medical care, addiction treatment, and criminal justice. Students will develop, discuss, analyze and practice aspects of trauma informed care.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 or ENG 200

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the definitions and prevalence of trauma.
2. Evaluate the effects of trauma on individuals, families and communities across relevant settings.
3. Recognize the interconnections of the neurobiological basis and impact of trauma as a risk factor for health, mental health, substance abuse and other social problems.
4. Examine the principles of trauma informed care and the practical applications of trauma informed care in various settings.
5. Utilize case studies to observe and collect data on the impact of trauma on the lives of people.
6. Employ analysis skills to interpret5. case studies related to trauma informed care.
7. Develop hypotheses and plans based on case studies that reflect the principles of trauma informed care.
8. Identify skills required for the provision of trauma informed services.
9. Recognize signs of vicarious traumatization.
10. Describe the role of self-care..

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022