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Trauma Informed Care Certificate

With the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First), Ohio can better respond to trauma in children and their families. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and developmental trauma are highly correlated with serious emotional problems, substance abuse, an increased likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, chronic disease and disability, mortality, increased health care costs, social and worker performance problems. The Trauma Informed Care Certificate is based upon completion of training that meets the Trauma Informed Competencies as determined by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Trauma Informed Care FAQs

How do I apply for the Trauma Informed Care Certificate?

Please see OCCRRA resources for information on how to apply.

How to Apply for the Trauma Informed Care Certificate   PDF   /   6 Pages
What trainings do I have to take for this certificate?

The Trauma Informed Care Certificate is based upon completion of training that meets the Trauma Informed Competencies as determined by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Training can be completed from several sources.

Resources outlining some of the available trainings are included in the OPR Resources section for the Trauma Informed Certificate and can be found here:
Trauma Informed Care Certificate Overview   PDF   /   5 Pages

A listing of available Trauma trainings with links to the learning modules is available. In addition, several trainings were developed specifically for this certificate and you can find these learning modules entitled, ‘Trauma Training Opportunities available in the Ohio Professional Registry,’ on the resource page. There are also other training opportunities that may be applicable to this certificate. On the OCCRRA training search, you can search for training topics using the competency area key words or phrases. You can filter for online training opportunities which ODJFS, ODE, OhioMHAS, DODD, ODH, along with other training organizations, post in the OCCRRA training search. There is a training filter for Trauma Informed Care that will display the modules created for this certificate.

Can I apply for more than one level of the Trauma Informed Care Certificate?

Only one certificate level will be issued to a professional. Once the requirements for a higher level are reached, a professional may apply for the higher level. The requirements of the lower level will be used with the new training for the new level to determine if the applicant meets the requirements.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care Application User Guide

Trauma Informed Care Training Opportunities