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
Please see OCCRRA resources for information on how to apply.How to Apply for the Trauma Informed Care Certificate PDF / 6 Pages
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.
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.
Since you have invested your time, effort, and resources to participate in learning interventions, the hope is to get a return on those investments in the form of some tangible benefit—usually some form of improved work outcome. To help you apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in training and the degree to which the new learning is maintained over time, a Transfer of Learning resource has been developed. This resource identifies strategies and tactics to help you apply what you have learned to their work. The resource also contains sample Action Plans that can be utilized to help you connect new knowledge & skills to future use on the job.
Trauma Informed Care
- Trauma Informed Care Certificate Overview PDF / 5 Pages
- Trauma Competencies PDF / 3 Pages
Trauma Informed Care Application User Guide
- Create Profile Instructions for Trauma Informed Care Certificate PDF / 9 Pages
- How to Apply for the Trauma Informed Care Certificate PDF / 6 Pages