Join thousands of trauma-informed youth professionals from all over the globe

Learn trauma-informed care by a leading expert in working with teenagers and join a community of thousands from literally all over the world! If you are a therapist, educator, mentor, coach, or another youth professional, this course is for you! Completely online, affordable, and lifetime access.

Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth (the "essentials" course) reopens on 02.03.2020 in

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Course Syllabus

Get oriented to the course, learn the basic definitions of and experiences that lead to trauma, and reflect on potential experiences of trauma with your youth.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the course
  • Lesson 2: What is Trauma? (Part 1)
  • Lesson 3: What is Trauma? (Part 2)
  • Lesson 4: PTSD Defined
  • Lesson 5: Beyond PTSD
  • Lesson 6: Week 1 Practice Assignment (ACE Worksheet)

Trauma not only affects the mind, but the body too. In this week we learn about the effects of trauma on the brain and body.

  • Lesson 1: Trauma and the Brain (Part 1)
  • Lesson 2: Trauma and the Brain (Part 2)
  • Lesson 3: Week 2 Practice Assignment (Hindbrain Breathing)
  • Lesson 4: Fight, Flight, Freeze (Part 1)
  • Lesson 5: Fight, Flight, Freeze (Part 2)
  • Lesson 6: Mid-term quiz

The central question answered in this module is, “how does trauma manifest over time and behaviorally with our youth?” Learn how to look for signs of traumatic experience and conceptualize via a trauma-informed lens.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Traumatic Adaptations (Part 1)
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Traumatic Adaptations (Part 2)
  • Lesson 3: Engaging Traumatic Adaptations (Part 1)
  • Lesson 4: Engaging Traumatic Adaptations (Part 2)
  • Lesson 5: Engaging Traumatic Adaptations (Part 3)
  • Lesson 6: Week 3 Practice Assignment (TAP Technique)

In this week, lessons focus on what you can do to improve your professional skills to embody a trauma-informed professional; i.e., techniques for your youth, yourself, how to generally operate from a trauma-informed lens, and how to work with triggered trauma when it arises in the moment.

  • Lesson 1: Creating a Safe Environment (Part 1)
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Safe Environment (Part 2)
  • Lesson 3: Fostering Interpersonal Safety (Part 1)
  • Lesson 4: Fostering Interpersonal Safety (Part 2)
  • Lesson 5: Working with Triggered Youth (Part 1)
  • Lesson 6: Working with Triggered Youth (Part 2)
  • Lesson 7: Personal Growth and Self-Care (Part 1)
  • Lesson 8: Personal Growth and Self-Care (Part 2)
  • Lesson 9: Final Quiz
  • Lesson 10: Course Evaluation

Content Access

This is a 4-module online course. Content is accessed by logging in at https://courses.centerforadolescentstudies.com. Once logged in you’ll be redirected to your student dashboard. Click on the course you’d like to access and click on the lesson you want to take.

Certificate of Completion

Lifetime access is granted for course participants. To obtain your certificate of completion you must complete all lessons and take and pass the mid-term and final quiz, and fill out the course evaluation. When finished with all above lessons, your certificate of completion will be available for download in your course dashboard.

  • Scroll down and click “add to order” (you can only add one purchase per order. For group registrations, please contact us)
  • Fill in your information; including creating a username and password (you’ll need this to access the course)
  • Agree to the terms and services
  • Place your order and you’re set! 
  • To access the course, click on “my account/login” in the upper right and then “my courses.” Course access will be available on the first day of the training.

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.

  • Define the various types of trauma
  • Discuss the current diagnostic criteria for trauma-related disorders and their limitations
  • Review the effect of trauma on the brain and central nervous system (and how this affects learning, self-regulation, and subsequent behavior)
  • Identify how symptoms of trauma may manifest for youth
  • Review the therapeutic qualities of adults necessary to skillfully enage youth affected by trauma
  • Discuss the importance of both an individualized and collective approach to healing trauma
  • Demonstrate at least 3 practices that help adults manage their emotions in the face of triggered trauma
  • Demonstrate the need for self-care in the wake of compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious traumatization

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. 

Continuing Education Information

American Psychological Association (APA)

8 continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists in the United States. The Center for Adolescent Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor CE for psychologists. The Center for Adolescent Studies maintains responsibility for all programs and its content. The State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE from APA sponsors for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCs, and LCSWs. Learn more herePlease note: If you are a non-psychologist mental health professional from a state outside of California, check with your licensing committee as many accept CE from APA approved sponsors.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Center for Adolescent Studies Inc. (1640) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Adolescent Studies Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ACE Approval Period: (6/4/2019 – 6/4/2022). Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 continuing education clock hours.

Teachers seeking professional development (PD) please get this course approved by your school board. 

If you have a specific request, training accommodation, or grievance you need to submit, please visit our requests page and all efforts will be made to address your needs.

Registration Details

Submit tuition to enroll in the Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth online course here. In this 4 module fully online course you’ll learn foundational skills and principles for becoming a trauma-informed youth worker. Whether you’re a therapist, counselor, teacher, or any type of youth worker, this course will help enhance your ability to approach trauma from a sensitive, youth-oriented perspective and be better at your job.

You must complete all lessons, complete the midterm and final quizzes, and fill out the course evaluation in order to obtain your certificate of completion. After that, you will have lifetime access to the course material.

When checking out you’ll be prompted to create a username and password. These will serve as your login credentials to access the course. A welcome email will be sent with all details upon purchase of the course.

If you are licensed and wish to have your license type/number reflected on your certificate, please enter that information after your last name (i.e., Smith, 1234). Additionally, you can also request this from CAS after the fact.

Start your journey of becoming a Trauma-Informed Therapist, Educator, or any type of Youth Worker and help Teens Thrive today!!!

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