Trauma Informed Practice Modules: Neurobiology, SSHARED, and Mental Health System


This is an introductory level module for undergraduate or beginning graduate level social work students, or for public child welfare staff. Basic information about the brain and the impact of traumatic experiences are covered.

Learning Objectives

The module intends to develop an understanding of the basic neurobiological impact of trauma, while respecting the rapid evolution of knowledge regarding this phenomena.  The learning Objectives are:

1.      Know function of key brain parts

2.      Recognize key neurotransmitter names

3.      Understand that the brain develops into early adulthood

4.      Describe impact of early trauma on the brain & how this may impact behavior

5.      Define brain plasticity & its relationship to healing

Download "Neurobilogy of Trauma" module resources

Use Context

Resources Provided

Face-to-Face class session

Instructor's Guide (.doc)
Presentation slides (.ppt)
Key Info handouts (.doc)
Quiz questions (.doc)

Hybrid (online & in-person)

Interactive Slides, Quiz & Handouts (hyperlink)
Quiz questions for use in LMS (zipped XML files)

Fully Online

SCORM 1.2 package with all module contents (zipped folder)

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