Trauma Informed Care Certification Program - Part 1

Sep 08, 2017 08:00am -
Sep 09, 2017 05:00pm

Event Type: Training

Registration Instructions

A Trauma Informed Care 3-Part Series Certification – A NASW-VA sponsored & recognized certificate training program – A sequel to “The Body Keeps the Score” ©*


A 42- hour Certificate Program developed for MSW Practitioners interested in a Virginia NASW Certification for Trauma-Informed Assessment and Trauma Informed Care. The training will offer an inclusive developmental trauma conceptual framework and related research and practice-based intervention strategies for effective trauma care.


Certificate Training Program Overview

In the last 10 years, there has been increasing recognition in cutting-edge research, in the literature and in human services practice arenas that successful intervention with individuals, families and children who are trauma survivors or are currently in traumatic circumstances, requires specialized and nuanced clinical knowledge and training for identification and successful and sustained treatment outcomes.  This 42-hour intensive Certificate Training Program, grounded in the context of the NASW Code of Ethics, is especially designed to address this specialty education requirement for clinical practitioners.


The program will offer a cumulative and comprehensive approach for an in-depth understanding of trauma, including the neuroscience (biological) perspectives of trauma and trauma-mediated socio-emotional and psychological behavioral responses.  The training will include both didactic and experiential methods. Participants will be expected to actively engage in case assessment and practice application of theory and intervention utilizing the 12 Core Concepts of Trauma Intervention and the Trauma Systems Therapy Intervention model (Saxe, Ellis & Kaplow, 2016). The curriculum will include specialized knowledge for identification of trauma survivor behavioral characteristics (symptoms/sequelae; identification and intervention for DSM-5 indicated types of Posttraumatic responses, and complex trauma presentations including child physical and sexual abuse sequelae and client medication implications for social work practitioners.


Participants will also be exposed to the impact of historical/generational trauma included in the content covering the impact of trauma on brain development that poses special developmental behavioral challenges for individuals, families and children


This trauma-specific Certificate Training Program is both intensive and comprehensive and will prepare MSW social work graduates with an advanced level of training that meets CSWE practice competency skill sets in trauma intervention with individuals and families. Additionally, the specific intervention strategies from Trauma Systems Therapy that will be offered may also be successfully applied to practice with groups. 


Attendees will earn 42.0 Category I Contact Hours at the end of the series. Attendees must complete ALL 3 trainings in the series to receive a NASW-VA Certificate of Completion for 42 hours of advanced trauma training recognized by the Virginia Chapter of NASW and to be credentialed in Virginia to provide skilled services in trauma assessment and care. Attendees who attend all 3 trainings in the series will receive a discounted price for the 3rd training.


Planned series training dates are:

September 8-9
October 27-28
November 17-18


*© van der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Penguin Books.


  • Arrival time is 8:00-8:15; Seminar is 8:30-5:00 
  • Due to temperature variations in the training room, we suggest taking a sweater or shawl to ensure your personal comfort.



The Towers Retirement and Assisted Living Community
7015 Carnation Street
Richmond, VA 23225


Delores Dungee-Anderson, PhD, LCSW



REGISTRATION FEES - CE certificate emailed after completion of the training

NASW Member    $275
Non-Member       $350





If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.

Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:


4860 Cox Road, Suite 200

Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.

If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.

Early registration ends on 5/21/2017.
Regular registration starts on 5/22/2017 and ends on 9/6/2017.
Late registration starts on 9/6/2017.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Registration Fees
Member Fee: $275.00$275.00$275.00
Non-Member Fee: $350.00$350.00$350.00