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Trauma-Informed Practice: A Three Part Series


Trauma-Informed Practice: A Three Part Series

The prevalence of childhood trauma in our communities is staggering, and the implications for mental health and substance use profound. It is estimated that around 3 in 5 Canadian adults aged 45-85 identify as having been exposed to traumatic childhood experiences. Take part in this interactive online learning experience focused on the principles of trauma-informed practice, why it is an essential component to providing quality care, and how to apply it in your work. This series includes live web sessions, augmented by in session activities and resources shared through the course learning platform.


This training integrates current research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and social work to demonstrate how individuals respond to traumatic experiences. The principles of Trauma-informed practice (TIP) will be identified and examined in detail. The relevance and application of TIP skills to mental health and substance use will be explored using case studies and group discussion. Following each session, resources will be shared for participants to further their learning and share with their teams.

This 3-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have experienced trauma or in sectors where there is a high prevalence of trauma. The trauma informed practice online course will also appeal to managers and supervisors who are supporting staff to implement trauma-informed practice principles.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the prevalence of trauma and traumatic responses (bio-psycho-social-spiritual).
  2. Explain the principles of TIP and how to apply this knowledge to service delivery.
  3. Examine the connection between trauma, mental health, and substance use.
  4. Identify and describe trauma response-based behaviours as adaptive and protective functions.
  5. Apply tools to support individuals, and families, in the development of positive coping skills and self-understanding.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for individuals in sectors where there is high prevalence of trauma (i.e. child welfare/well-being, youth justice, mental health and addictions, developmental services, and residential care). Manager and supervisors supporting staff to implement TIP.

Course Format

This course is delivered online as 3 two-hour interactive virtual sessions spaced over three weeks delivered using Zoom.

Participants will have access to online learning modules using a learning platform to supplement live sessions. Materials available on the learning platform include:
• Activities and discussion forum
• Downloadable resources and handouts
• Session recordings


Member Fee: $175.00 + $22.75 (HST) = $197.75

Non-Member Fee:  $235.00 + $30.55 (HST) = $265.55

See Group Registration for additional savings on fees.

Course Date(s) & Location

May 31, June 7 & 14, 2023



Natasha Busic, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Natasha has 10+ years of experience working in community and outreach based mental health care with vulnerable populations. Natasha has witnessed the difference Trauma Informed Practice can have on the quality care individuals receive and the impact this can have on their recovery. Natasha is committed to helping practitioners develop their understanding of trauma, trauma responses and TIP in hopes of creating safer and more meaningful care for vulnerable populations. Natasha is currently part-time faculty at Humber College and has a private practice in Guelph, ON.

Group Registration

GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants.

Download the group registration form HERE.

To Register:

Register for May 31, June 7 & 14, 2023  https://www.safeguards-trainin...formed-practice-web/

If you are experiencing issues accessing the registration link, please email

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