Trauma-Informed Practice: Brain Science, Clinical Treatment, and Lived Experience

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This course is part of the certificate on aging.

February 8-March 1, 2022 (4 Sessions)
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 PM ET

The word “trauma” is a buzzword we hear a lot but what does it actually mean?  In this course, you will learn many aspects of trauma, the ways in which they show up, and how to use the tools of trauma-informed practice. With a mix of information, discussion, and case studies, learn how all of us can be more trauma-informed, and how that can contribute to a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing.

Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event



Introduction to TraumaBrain Science, Adverse Childhood Events, and the Trauma Response February 8, 2022 - February 8, 2022   07:00:00 PM - 08:30:00 PM

Participants will understand the concept of trauma, the ACE study, and the brain science behind trauma.

Trauma-Informed PracticeWhat it is, what it is not, and how it serves everyone. February 15, 2022 - February 15, 2022   07:00:00 PM - 08:30:00 PM

Participants will understand the model of Trauma-Informed Practice, and how it benefits individuals, communities, and society.

Trauma TriggersHow they may show up, and how to respond to them February 22, 2022 - February 22, 2022   07:00:00 PM - 08:30:00 PM

Participants will understand how trauma trigger works, as well as tools to address triggers.

Self-Care: What it means and how it is part of Trauma-Informed Practice March 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022   07:00:00 PM - 08:30:00 PM

Participants will understand self-care, how it is part of Trauma-Informed Practice, and identify their own self-care tools.

ABOUT Elizabeth Wexler

Elizabeth Wexler is a seasoned therapist, certified Trauma-Informed Care trainer, and someone with a lived experience of early childhood trauma and PTSD.  She has worked in various clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health, emergency room evaluations, public health education, and mental health training.  She has treated hundreds of people with trauma, trained hundreds of people about Trauma-Informed Care, and has an inside view from her own experience.

She is passionate about teaching anyone who serves others about Trauma-Informed Practice, and strives to make society a more safe, empowered, and healing place for everyone.

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 Event Date
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
7:00pm EST

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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