2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2018  
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CYFS 430 - Trauma and Resilience in Children, Youth, and Families

5.0 Credits
Examines causes and consequences of stressors affecting children, youth and families. Constructs skills to provide support, early intervention, and prevention of future problems related to trauma, as well as self-care and awareness of the effect of exposure to others’ trauma for the professional. Evaluates the significance of the individual’s strengths and resilience as important frameworks for assessment and practice.
Prerequisite Admission to BAS Program.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate an understanding of the pervasiveness of trauma in the lives of people, and the resulting experiences of grief and loss.
  2. Determine situations and events that are stressful for children, youth, and families including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, substance abuse, mental health and physical illness, terrorism, violence, and media influences.
  3. Synthesize the social, emotional, and behavioral effects of exposure to violence and trauma across the developmental spectrum from infancy through adulthood, including the physiological impact on the brain.
  4. Examine how risk and protective factors can influence the impact of adverse childhood events on the individual, and how to use these factors to avoid or minimize the negative outcomes of trauma.
  5. Analyze how to cultivate safe physical and psychological environments to support dignity, respect, and empowerment for children, youth, and families who have been impacted by trauma.
  6. Theorize how to apply the framework of trauma-informed care and services across the spectrum of educational and social services settings.
  7. Compile resources and referrals helpful for a variety of crisis situations and circumstances.
  8. Construct strategies and skills for supporting children, youth and families who have experienced crisis and trauma using each individual’s strengths to increase positive outcomes.
  9. Evaluate the impact of secondary trauma as it relates to the early childhood educator or social services professional, and develop specific skills for self-care.

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