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BHHS 191 - Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an introduction to the field of trauma and trauma-informed care. Students will examine the history of traumatic studies, as well as the current trauma-informed approaches to understanding and treating human psychological trauma, with a focus on how complex trauma experiences impact the cognitive, neuropsychological, and emotional development of survivors and relate to their behavioral and psychological symptoms. Students will be introduced to trauma-informed approaches designed to provide healing and self-care to survivors along with addressing vicarious trauma and the need for practitioner self-care.