Week4 6215C Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice With Children and Families
• • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). SAMHSA’s concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach. Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4884.pdf
• • Deblinger, E., Mannarino, A. P., Cohen, J. A., Runyon, M. K., & Steer, R. A. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children: Impact of the trauma narrative and treatment length. Depression and Anxiety, 28(1), 67–75. doi:10.1002/da.20744 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
• • Walkley, M., & Cox, T. L. (2013). Building trauma-informed schools and communities. Children & Schools, 35(2), 123–126. Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library
The likelihood is high that some clients you may see in your social work practice will have experienced some level of trauma. Just as social workers prepare to be competent in other areas of assessment, it is important for you to learn principles of trauma-informed practice.
In this Discussion, you share your understanding of SAMSHA’s concept of trauma and how to operationalize trauma-informed practice. You also demonstrate your understanding of trauma-informed practice at each of the three levels of social work intervention.
• A brief overview of the concept of trauma, including the three “E’s.”
• Provide examples from each of the three levels of social work practice (micro, mezzo, and macro).