National Association of Social Workers

2019 NASW Virtual Forum | June 19-20, 2019

Introduction and Plenary Session: An Overview of Trauma

June 19, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Introduction to the 2019 NASW Virtual Forum


Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Raffaele Vitelli, CAE

Keynote Presentation: An Overview of Trauma

Leticia Villarreal Sosa, PhD, LCSW, CADC
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work Dominican University River Forest, IL

It is recognized that trauma is a widespread and costly public health issue. This all-encompassing term has been used to frame everything from individual service delivery to large-scale program design. Through recent research and observations, there is an increasing awareness of the impact of trauma on clients, and the risk of re-traumatization, if not treated properly. This session will provide an overview of how to recognize and treat clients with trauma in a variety of different settings and through the lens of micro, mezzo, and macro service delivery.

Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of trauma informed/specific care in social work practice
    • Identify the various forms of trauma (i.e. historical, developmental, type I, II, and III), their prevalence, and impact
    • Understand the principles of trauma-informed/specific interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels
    Introduction and An Overview of Trauma Livestream
    06/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
    06/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
    6 Questions
    Continuing Education Certificate
    1.00 Clinical credit  |  Certificate available
    1.00 Clinical credit  |  Certificate available