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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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SWK 619

Core Concepts in Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice

SWK 501, SWK 502, SWK 503, SWK 504, SWK 505, SWK 506, SWK 507, SWK 508, SWK 509, and SWK 510; or permission of the program; or advanced standing. This course will introduce students to the core concepts informing evidence-based assessment and intervention with traumatized children and adolescents who are in the child welfare system. Strengths-based practice will be highlighted along with a focus on the identification of protective and promotive factors that foster resiliency and post-traumatic growth. This course will highlight the role of development, culture, and empirical evidence in trauma-specific assessment, referral, and intervention with children, adolescents, and their families within a child welfare context. It will address the level of functioning of primary care giving environments and assess the capacity of the community and the child welfare system to facilitate restorative processes.

Units: 3.0