Details for Trauma Informed Practice I

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC347
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are pre-requisites:

Awards offering Trauma Informed Practice I

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop an understanding of trauma, developmental factors and lifespan considerations;
  2. Critique principles central to trauma informed practice;
  3. Appraise current evidence-based responses and interventions for trauma;
  4. Examine cultural and social factors central to people who have experienced trauma.

Subject Content

  • What is trauma
  • Theories of trauma, including systemic to individual
  • Lifespan development; including Child / Adolescent & Adult
  • Developmental trauma
  • Trauma Types: Disasters, local, national, global
  • Specific: Domestic & Family Violence
  • Specific: Human Trafficking
  • Social & Cultural considerations
  • Principles of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Community care resources, including case management
  • Principles of recovery and post traumatic growth

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflections (30%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Case Study Analysis (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Briere, J. & Scott, C. (2015). Principles of trauma (2nd ed. Rev.). Sage Publications.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.