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Trauma Screening and Assessment

Author: SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
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Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course is part of a trauma-informed care series. It begins with a discussion of screening and assessment concepts, with a particular focus on trauma informed screening. 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 also reviewed.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) 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

  • Explain trauma-informed screening and assessment.
  • Recognize barriers and challenges to trauma-informed screening and assessment.
  • Describe factors to consider for cross cultural screening and assessment.
  • Identify processes for selecting tools for trauma assessment.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Timing of Screening and Assessment
  • The Setting for Trauma Screening and Assessment
  • Barriers and Challenges to Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment
  • Cross-Cultural Screening and Assessment
  • Choosing Instruments
  • Trauma Informed Screening and Assessment
  • Conclusion, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.

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