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SWK 4111H – Trauma-Informed Schools, Community Intervention and the Healing Power of Ceremony - Required

This course explores the importance of early intervention with children experiencing complex trauma in schools and care-giving systems and offers steps for effective trauma-informed and strength-based community intervention from the first phone call to the completion of follow-up action plans with the community. Additionally, learners will explore the elements of ritual and ceremony, the moral values and principles embodied in each, as well as the ethical foundation of delivery and the responsibility of those conducting them. Significance will be paid to the importance that ceremony can play in assisting individuals, families and communities to heal from grief and trauma.