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About This Micro-Credential

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Child maltreatment may cause immediate physical trauma, and it also may have long-lasting negative effects on individuals including their ability to interact with others and function in the world.

Trauma-focused care (TFC) teaches clinical providers and other helping professionals how to understand, address and treat the root cause of clients’ behaviors rather than the symptoms themselves.

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Skills You Will Gain

Trauma-focused Care

Trauma-informed Care

Therapeutic Treatment

Human Development

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the connection between trauma and its biological and behavioral implications of human development.
  • Understand what the trauma-informed care model is and applications for both individual level and agency settings.
  • Identify and implement therapeutic treatment and intervention skills based upon the evidence-based practice model of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Analyze, discuss and practice real-world treatment and education implications for clients who have experienced trauma.

Required Courses

  • SWK 684 - Trauma-Focused Care I
  • SWK 685 - Trauma-Focused Care II

Offered in online format


Dr. Katherina Terhune
Trauma-Focused Care, First semester offered: Spring 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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