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


This is an introductory to intermediate level module for undergraduate or graduate level social work students, or for public child welfare staff. It presents basic information about responses to trauma, along with a trauma-spotting practice tool. SSHARED can help identify  trauma survivors and offers some best-practice strategies for planning interventions.

Learning Objectives

The module seeks to enable a learner to:

  1. Identify key signs (symptoms) of trauma
  2. Describe alternative contextual  “meanings “ of such signs, most notably  developmental stage & culture
  3. Describe the associated “lesson, result and help” for such symptoms, using the SSHARED handout
  4. Demonstrate empathy and understanding of the impact of trauma in the PCW context
  5. Apply SSHARED to a case example

Download "SSHARED" 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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