Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth is a completely online, self-paced, and affordable course designed to teach education, mental health, probation, and any other professionals working with young people the basics of a trauma-informed approach: What trauma is, how to identify it, and some basic action steps to engage trauma skillfully. This course is 4-modules long with a start and stop date, and all requirements (all lessons, quizzes, and evaluations) need to be completed to get a certificate of completion.
Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist (PSY25229) in the state of California and has worked in outpatient hospital settings, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile justice settings, and with teens and their families in private practice in Oakland, CA. He is the author of multiple scholarly journal articles and three books, travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional trainings, and is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. Dr. Himelstein is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. A formerly incarcerated youth himself, Dr. Himelstein was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests.