Trauma Informed Care

Developed in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Who is this for?

This microcredential aims to address the gap in mental health care environment and better prepare interprofessional healthcare workforces (allied health, social work etc.) who are working in mental health care settings.

OVERVIEW

This microcredential is designed to enhance learners’ skills when delivering human services and better prepare nurses and other medical professionals working in healthcare to understand trauma and support individuals in managing stress to improve their quality of life.

Learners will develop trauma-informed relationships with patients/clients by working collaboratively to form meaningful connections through increased awareness, employing a strengths based approach, fostering opportunities for empowerment and maximizing a safe and trusting environment which is inclusive to all.

The CNA Accreditation Program upholds standards of quality for continuing professional development for nurses in Canada. By accrediting our learning activity through CNA, we are demonstrating to nurses that this program has been subject to a rigorous quality assessment and has achieved nationwide recognition.

Partners

In partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1
Welcome
Introduction to Trauma Informed Care and nursing standards
Skills overview
Week 2
Importance of Awareness
Self Assessment
Trauma short film
Reflect on your place of work
Types of trauma
Signs and responses to trauma
Week 3
Trauma worldview
Trusting after trauma
Techniques to help patients feel safe
Re-traumatization defined
Applying BRAVING to own practice
Wellness Plan
Week 4
Introduction to a strengths-based approach
Introduction to skills-building
Wholehearted Inventory
Week 5
Ways to provide patients with choice
Loss of control and powerlessness
Scenario activity
Skills Verification Activity due
Week 6
Review and survey
Final self evaluation
Continuing professional development
Feedback on skills verification activity

Learner Benefits

Better prepare staff working in mental health care settings
Introduces learners to four principles of trauma informed care
Support healthcare workers when engaging daily encounters with patients/clients to facilitate choice and control
Network with sector professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start?

    Facilitator-led course start times can be found next to the course names and descriptions.
  • How much time is required of me?

    Microcredentials typically require between 2-3 hours a week of course work. For Facilitator- led microcredentials, there is one hour a week of on-line instruction from the facilitator.
  • Do I have to show up for class?

    Attendance during facilitated time is highly recommended as it provides the most value to the microcredentials with time to learn from industry experts, network with classmates, and deeper understanding of content. However, attendance is not mandatory and all sessions are recorded and posted afterwards on the learning platform.
  • How am I evaluated?

    What makes a TALENT microcredential different is the final assessment. There are weekly multiple choice questions that will guide your learning progress then learners are given a final assignment where they will apply their learning to a practical assignment. A facilitator will evaluate the final assignment and award a digital badge if the final assignment is completed successfully.
  • How long is the course?

    Microcredentials are 6 weeks long with 2-3 hours a week of course work.
  • Will this microcredential get me a job?

    Microcredentials are a great way to differentiate yourself when searching for a job. The digital badge can be added to social platforms and resumes to demonstrate your skills. TALENT works closely with learners to guide and advise on learner's career journeys.
  • Is there any financial assistance?

    We never want finances to be a reason why learners can't improve their skills and gain meaningful employment. If you have any questions about financial assistance, please reach out to us directly (info@ontariotechtalent.ca).

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