A comprehensive list of free and paid trauma informed care online courses and resources.
This tool aims to support state and local decision-makers, administrators, providers, parents, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma-informed. The tool includes video interviews, issue briefs, key resources and links that will be updated monthly to keep up with new developments in the field.
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc.
The Council partnered with the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation to present a unique 4-part webinar series* on trauma informed care (TIC). Featuring Coldspring Chief Innovation Officer Matt Bennett, this series examined how the TIC paradigm can play a critical role not only in transforming providers’ approaches to care, but also in informing direct advocacy for real solutions to end homelessness.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc.
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), will work with states, federal partners, and stakeholders to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals with mental health conditions or co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders across all ages and cultural groups, including: youth, older persons, veterans and their families, and people under the jurisdiction of the court.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MHW-IDD)
This “Free Training” option is free and available to anyone. You will earn a certificate of completion after successfully passing each module, but no continuing education is offered.
Texas Health and Human Services
All of the online courses are free to all participants.
Simply select the child trauma course(s) of your choice and begin.
- The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development
- Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma
- The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and Families
- Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children
Child Trauma Academy
Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives (National Center on Trauma-Informed Care). Understanding psychological trauma and learning how to address it in treatment settings is one of the most critical steps you can take to improve your skills and positively impact the well-being of your clients.
Blog from the Office of Continuing Education at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.
Over 90% of people receiving behavioral healthcare have a history of trauma. In this course, you will learn about the various types of trauma, the long-lasting consequences of trauma, and what it means to provide care through a trauma-informed lens. Through interactive practice scenarios and detailed examples, you will learn the scope of your role and responsibilities when you are serving individuals with histories of trauma. You will examine best practices to implement, as well as how to avoid harmful ones that can further perpetuate the suffering and silence of trauma. As you complete this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of how your personal history can impact your work with trauma survivors. Importantly, you will learn what it means to provide trauma-informed care, and why this approach is a multi-faceted one that you should consider for the individuals you serve. This training is designed for behavioral healthcare professionals who interact with individuals in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings, including those with basic to intermediate levels of experience with trauma. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.
The Certificate of Trauma Informed Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to practice trauma informed care using a range of trauma-informed care strategies. In this online trauma informed care course you will discover the different types of abuse and the key principles and practices of trauma care.
You will learn how to manage re-traumatisation and vicarious trauma through the identification and development of self-care, strengths-based and coping strategies, as well as cognitive behavioural therapies. At the end of this course you will have gained the knowledge and skills to work in trauma informed ways, promote strong and safe relationships and develop the strengths and resilience of those suffering from trauma.
Australian Online Courses