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Trauma Screening and Assessment

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2014

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course in a Trauma-informed care series begins with a discussion of screening and assessment concepts, with a particular focus on trauma-informed screen¬ing. It then highlights specific factors that influence screening and assessment, including timing and environment. Barriers and challenges in providing trauma-informed screening are discussed, along with culturally specific screening and assessment considerations and guidelines. Instrument selection, trauma- informed screening and assessment tools, and trauma-informed screening and assessment processes are reviewed as well.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe factors to consider for cross cultural screening and assessment
  • Discuss the challenges to trauma screening and assessment
  • Explain how to choose instruments to assess trauma

Course Syllabus

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Barriers and Challenges to Trauma - Informed Screening and Assessment
  • Cross Cultural Screening and Assessment
  • Choosing Instruments to Assess Trauma
  • Trauma - Informed Screening and Assessment Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:, #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [8/8/2018-8/8/2021]. Social workers completing this course receive 2 Online continuing education credits.


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