Author: SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
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Course Created: 2019
Practice Level: Intermediate
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SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW, is a research associate in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Rochester and a lecturer in the Counseling Department at the same institution. He obtained his master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and his PhD in Counseling from the University of Rochester. He is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the TRANSFORM National Center for Child Abuse & Neglect. His research focuses on the etiological roots and mechanistic underpinnings of stress-related disorders and the developmental sequela of trauma and adversity. He teaches several courses related to trauma-informed intervention and has published numerous articles on the topic. Dr. Russotti is also in private practice with an emphasis in treating trauma and stress-related disorders.
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This course is part of a trauma-informed care series. It provides an overview of traumatic experiences. It describes types of trauma; distinguishes among traumas that affect individuals, groups, and communities; delineates trauma characteristics; and addresses the socioecological and cultural factors that influence the impact of trauma.
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- List the types of trauma.
- Identify objective and subjective characteristics of trauma.
- Explain individual and sociocultural features that serve as risk or protective factors.
Types of Trauma
Natural or Human-Caused Trauma
Individual, Group, Community, and Mass Traumas
Political Terror and War
System-Oriented Traumas: Retraumatization
Characteristics of Trauma
Individual and Sociocultural Features
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