Jun 15, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
    
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Trauma Informed Practices in Educational Settings Graduate Certificate


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Given the current K-12 school landscape in the United States, social workers must be prepared to respond to the overwhelming needs of youth and schools. To combat contemporary challenges in educational settings, the Trauma Informed Practices in Educational Settings certificate provides training on child and family development; culturally responsive, trauma-informed practices; and holistic approaches. By the time they complete the certificate, students will have been trained to deliver several evidenced-based interventions relevant to educational settings.

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers university certificates which provide students advanced practice or research training through a social justice and intercultural competence lens that emphasizes community, organizational and environmental justice. Certificates are designed to complement and deepen training provided through our degree programs by focusing on experiential application of concepts in relation to particular and diverse client populations, settings, and systems. Each certificate consists of at least 12 units, which may in part be satisfied by courses completed for a degree program. Certificates are also available to graduate students from other disciplines and to employed professionals.

Required Courses:


A minimum of 6 units are required from course options listed below. The remaining 6 units can be selected in consultation with the program adviser. 

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