Considering the impacts of trauma on our students, I felt it important that they can come to school and, where it is within my control and design, create a space where they experienced a calm and safe place with reduced risks of triggering trauma responses.Lesson plan created by Melissa LaRue, MacEwan University, EDUC 210
Module I discusses effects of sexual abuse trauma on young children; describes the adverse effects of sexual abuse trauma and the role of past victimization experiences in motivating sexual acting out; includes a literature review; and covers affective, cognitive, and behavioral effects. Two practice models that explain the effects of abuse are discussed and compared, and an integrative treatment model is introduced. Module II discusses childhood sexual development, reviews research on sexual behavior problems in children, presents research findings about normative sexual development in children as well as criteria differentiating sexually abusive behavior problems from age-appropriate sex play, includes experiential exercises on sexual values, and reviews and discusses clinical and research methods used to classify types of children with sexual behavior problems. Each module contains learning objectives, suggested readings, an outline of issues addressed in the module, and suggestions for teaching the module in the classroom and in field practicum. (143 pages)Rasmusssen, L. (2000).
Modules related to trauma-informed practice and systems change developed through the SJSU School Work emphasize active and experiential learning. Although the modules were designed for use with intermediate (MSW program) audiences, they are easily be adapted to courses or trainings for beginning or advanced audiences. The modules may be used independently or in conjunction with existing publicly available didactic materials (see Curriculum Resource Review document for recommended materials). The modules were developed Ryan Pickrell, Principal and Owner of Family Restoration Consulting, with Laurie Drabble, Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work, and include the following: 1) building resilience in the context of cultural humility, 2) self assessment, 3) adaptive ways of addressing trauma across cultural differences, 4) principles of trauma-informed care, 5) developmental perspectives, 6) trauma-informed systems change, and 7) creating effective and sustainable trauma-informed practice.
Aimed at public child welfare (PCW) audiences, these three modules cover key areas of trauma informed practice delivery: the Neurobiology of Trauma; SSHARED: A Tool for Identifying Signs and Sequelae of Trauma; and Trauma Advocacy with Mental Health Systems. Module materials are multi-media, including assessments, and were designed for future or current PCW workers, with a sophistication level designed to be accessible to beginning masters level students.
This resource provides access to videos produced and/or used by the Northern California Training Academy to support training for child welfare practitioners. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.