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Trauma-Informed Care

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This course consists of pre-work, one live Zoom session, and post-work and can take up to 5 hours to complete all modules. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of trauma, how it affects the brain, and how it impacts health behaviors and outcomes.


By the end of this training, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Explain four types of trauma​

  • Describe how trauma can affect the brain​

  • Describe the impact of trauma on behaviors and health outcomes​

  • Explain the six principles of a trauma-informed approach​

  • Apply at least one trauma-informed strategy in an HIV prevention and care services setting

    Course Completion

    • Learners are expected to complete all parts of the course, including prerequisites, pre-work, and post-work in order to receive your certificate of completion
    • The instructor-led portion of the course on Zoom is interactive, and learners must participate to complete it
    • The maximum number of participants allowed into the live Zoom course is 45. If this course is full, please enroll in the next training

    What you will need:

    • A computer with internet
    • Video and microphone capabilities (to engage in the live Zoom session)
    • A space without distractions

    Session Dates: All sessions run from 1:00-3:00PM, Central Time

    Each individual course will open 30 days prior to the 1st live Zoom session to allow for prerequisite and pre-work completion.

    • Mar 30 (Pre-work opens Feb 27 and Post-work closes April 6)
    • June 29 (Pre-work opens May 26 and Post-work closes July 6)
    • Aug 31 (Pre-work opens July 31 and Post-work closes Sep 7)
    • Sep 28 (Pre-work opens Aug 28 and Post-work closes Oct 5)
    • Nov 30 (Pre-work opens Oct 30 and Post-work closes Dec 7)

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Pre-Work

    Mar 29

    Complete pre-work in order to gain access to the live Zoom session. Please note, you will be able to access the Pre-Work activities one month before the live Zoom session.

    2. Live Zoom Session

    Mar 29

    Attend live Zoom session from 1:00-3:00pm CT to access post-work.

    3. Post-Work

    Mar 29

    Complete post-work to receive your certificate of completion.


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
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