Using Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered Practices

Understand how trauma impacts youth, and learn asset-first strategies to support healthy youth development.

More than 50% of children have experienced at least one traumatic experience, and many children live with persistent trauma that impacts their social, emotional, physical, and academic well-being. This session will equip youth development leaders and front-line staff to better understand trauma, establish strategies for supporting youth who have experienced trauma, and use a healing-centered approach that focuses on young people's assets rather than their negative experiences.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Reflect on your own practices and shift or reinforce your approach with one that is trauma informed and healing centered
  • Facilitate social and emotional development that builds on youth assets
  • Demonstrate use of research-based strategies for promoting healing-centered techniques

OCFS Training Topic(s) Covered: (1) Principles of Childhood Development; (2) Nutrition and Health Needs of Children; (3) Child Care Program Development; (6) Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention

This course reflects the regulations of the State of New York.

This course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.



Your Instructor


Therese W.
Therese W.

Therese has dedicated her career to supporting communities through economic development, higher education, and youth development initiatives. Her most recent experience was developing future-of-work education programs for low-income individuals, designing and delivering in-person and online-based curricula and workforce training programs. In this capacity, Therese partnered with over 20 community organizations, community college and campus staff, and government agencies to enhance their job-readiness programming. She has an array of previous experiences in learner support in higher education, from her previous posts as a scholarship and fellowship advisor. She has an AB in Visual and Environmental Studies and a Master of Education, both from Harvard University.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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