Learning Programs

Trauma: How it Impacts the Brain, Development and Behavior

An eLearning Program

About Trauma: How It Impacts the Brain, Development and Behavior

This learning program provides learners with the information necessary to understand basic brain functioning and how trauma impacts children’s brain development. Participants will learn how a variety of factors contribute to children’s behavior. This understanding is crucial in providing children and families with the support required to heal and lead healthy lives.

Who Should Enroll?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Better understand the basic functions of the brain and how traumatic events affect brain development.
  • Be able to identify the underlying causes of children’s behavior in relation to trauma.
  • Learn how to use a trauma lens when approaching a child or parent who may have experienced trauma or is in a survival state.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • An interactive, one hour eLearning program.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 1 contact hours/.1 CEUs.

Upcoming Dates