2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 6337 - Trauma-Informed Practice: Neurobiology of Trauma


(5 cr.)
Social workers often work with individual clients who have experienced trauma. To engage with these clients appropriately, social workers must understand the connection between trauma and the brain. Using a trauma-informed lens, students explore the organization, functioning, and development of the brain; adverse childhood experiences; dysregulation of the nervous system; the role of relationships as protective factors; and epigenetics. Students apply these topics to a client case, ultimately developing trauma-informed interventions and a treatment plan. Through their learning, students begin to consider trauma-informed practice not only at the micro level but at the macro level as well.
Prerequisites
  • SOCW 6111



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