Online Training: Translating Trauma-Informed Care Concepts Into Practice with Justice-Involved Clients

Earn 4 CE credits
Available CEs: Psychology, Social Work

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Eastern Time

Cost of training: $80.00
Cost for CEs: $18.00

Attendees will learn to: 

  1.  define principles and components of trauma-informed care.
  2.  conceptualize historical and cultural trauma and their legacy in marginalized communities.
  3.  identify links between current client behaviors and intergenerational trauma.
  4.  identify challenging cases and develop trauma-informed responses to addressing client needs.
  5.  use the therapeutic relationship as a tool for collaborative change.
  6.  translate the TIC framework into direct clinical practice skills, with specific and practical strategies for engagement and trauma-informed responding.

Topics covered include:

1) SAMHSA definition of trauma-informed care
2) Adverse childhood experiences research
3) Principles of effective correctional interventions (i.e., risk, need, and responsivity)
4) Awareness of cultural trauma
5) Special considerations with justice-involved clients

Training Description

Many clients receiving counseling or social services have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas. Trauma experiences can influence a person’s thinking, emotions, behavior, and sense of identity. These can, in turn, contribute to the emergence of behavioral patterns that result in harm to self and others. Further, systemic racism, economic disparities, and mass incarceration also serve as both the causes and consequences of trauma, often rooted in a long history of implicit bias.

This workshop first explores the concepts of trauma and adversity (including cultural and historical trauma) and their legacy for clients and communities. We will then summarize SAMHSA’s principles and components of trauma-informed care (TIC).

Using TIC principles, this interactive workshop will focus on two main skill sets:
(1) case conceptualization through the trauma lens, and
(2) trauma-informed responding to clients.

The workshop then includes a panel discussion (with Tyffani Dent and Alejandro Leguizamo) specifically focusing on aspects of cultural trauma.  The presenters will invite opportunities for participants to share their own case challenges and to refine their TIC skills. Through trauma-informed practices, we can improve delivery of rehabilitative services by recognizing that presenting problems are sometimes rooted in inter-generational trauma.

You must purchase the training and the
Continuing Education credits separately

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $80. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must attend the entire live training. The Continuing Education credits must be purchased separately.

See information to the right.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

4 Continuing Education Credits

The CE credits for this training are provided by Amego Prepare, an APA Approved CE Sponsor Organization authorized to offer continuing education for psychologists.

This program has been approved in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00  by the Collaborative of NASW-MA Chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A separate fee must be paid to receive the CE credits.


Jill Levenson
Professor of Social Work, Barry University

Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, is a SAMHSA-trained internationally recognized expert in trauma-informed care.  She has published over 100 articles about policies and clinical interventions designed to prevent sexual abuse, including projects funded by the National Institutes of Justice and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Her groundbreaking research on the link between childhood adversity and sexually abusive behavior has paved the way for innovations in treatment programs that now utilize a trauma-informed approach. She has also been a clinician for over 30 years, using a scientist-practitioner model to inform both her research and her work with survivors, offenders, and families impacted by interpersonal violence. She has been invited to present as a keynote speaker about trauma-informed care in clinical, correctional, and forensic settings in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Dr. Levenson has co-authored five books about the treatment of sexual abuse, including the recently released book: Trauma Informed Care: Transforming treatment for people who have sexually abused, co-authored with Gwenda Willis and David Prescott, and published by Safer Society Press.

David S. Prescott
Editor, Safer Society Press

A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.

Comments 10

  1. Hello,

    I am a graduate student completing my Psy.D. I was wondering if there is a student rate for this presentation?


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      Thank you for your inquiry, Sara!

      We do offer discount pricing on certain Safer Society trainings for students. Students currently enrolled at any post-secondary institution are eligible for a 20% discount off live, online training courses.

      To learn more about the discount and how to request it, please visit our website at

      If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by either email ( or by phone (802) 247-3132.

  2. Hi,
    I’m writing from Italy. No chance to watch the webinar afterwards? For us, it would be ending at 1 AM…
    Thanks in advance

    1. Carla,

      We will be recording the training and will have it available for viewing within four or five days after the event. Register for the live event and you will receive notice and a link for viewing the recorded version. The recorded version will be available for seven days. Email info (at) if you have any questions.

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          Dear Amelia,

          To obtain access to the recording of the training, please register for the live event through our webstore:

          Even though you will not attend the live training, you will receive an email invitation to view the recorded training, which will be available for a week. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to phone us at 802-247-3132 or send an email to info (at)


  3. I am attempting to register one of our clinicians for this webinar, but will I mess things up by putting it in my cart in my own account? Or can I just forward her on whatever link you send for her to attend?

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      If you are registering one of your clinicians for this webinar, you can process the order using your own account but you will need to provide us with the attendees information. After processing the registration, please send an email to to provide us with the name and email address of the clinician that will be attending.

      If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!


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