Certificate in Trauma-Informed Student Support Services in Schools

This certificate program is a 21-hour program: 18 hours face to face and 3 hrs post training supervision.


What You’ll Learn

  • Effective, trauma-informed practice strategies necessary for working with children and families affected by a range of risk factors, including: interpersonal and intercommunity violence, developmental and historical trauma, poverty, alcohol and substance abuse, natural and human-caused disasters, diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, refugee and undocumented immigration status
  • How to promote resiliency and create a healing environment after a crisis
  • How to help children understand and manage anger and disappointment
  • How to develop your personal path to self-care

Program Format

  • Module 1: Trauma and Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents
  • Module 2: How the Traumatic Experiences of Students Manifest in the School Setting.
  • Module 3: Building a Peaceful Campus

This program includes didactic lectures, case studies, role-play, and other interactive experiences, including mindfulness approaches, to engage you in a shared learning experience that supports and enhances collaboration.

Who Should Attend

The Certificate in Trauma-Informed Student Support Services in Schools is geared toward school personnel – teachers, social workers, mental health counselors, and administrators.

Introductory Rate

$175 includes all three modules. Barry School of Social Work alumni receive a $25 discount.


This program is offered at Barry University locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

Continuing Education Units

CEUs are provided for licensed professionals. This certificate program aligns with the competencies set forth by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Standards for School Social Work Practice and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Program presenters are professors who are also licensed clinicians and certified in traumatology, trained with SAMHSA, and have extensive training with noted mental health professionals such as Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, and Dr. Pat Ogden.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please email SSW-ContinuingEd@barry.edu.

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