Presentation on theme: "Trauma Across the Lifespan SW 491 – Summer B Introduction Nola Carew, LMSW."— Presentation transcript:
Trauma Across the Lifespan SW 491 – Summer B Introduction Nola Carew, LMSW
Trauma Across the Lifespan Trauma permeates our world and technology brings it right to our doorsteps. This course takes an inside look at the impact of traumatic events on individuals across various stages of the lifespan. Students will gain knowledge of various types of traumatic experiences as well as skill in helping and interacting with persons who have experienced trauma. The course will explore biological, psychological, and sociological dimensions of traumatic experiences on individuals and their systems. Students will also learn about the personal impacts of working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
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Why a course on trauma? Trauma is pervasive & unavoidable Most people will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime Trauma can have both immediate and lasting psychological impacts Trauma is directly associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes The effects of trauma have both individual and societal impacts Trauma is treatable