Trauma And Resiliency Certificate Program for Criminal Justice

In partnership with Simpson College

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Understanding trauma and its influences on both children and adults can shift the way professionals work with the individuals they serve.

Trauma affects individuals across their lifespan. Emotion, behavior, cognition and physical health are all affected. By learning trauma's impact on the brain, professionals can better understand the causes behind certain symptoms and reactions. As a result, they can better address real-world challenges with appropriate interventions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?
Any professional who works with at-risk youth or adults, including: law enforcement and correctional officers and administrators, social workers, victim advocates and child welfare workers, legal professionals, human services professionals, and teachers and higher education administrators.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The program consists of four required courses (see below) that can be completed in less than a year.

When can I take classes? 
Starting fall 2021, classes will be available during both the fall and spring semesters.

Where will I take classes?
This program is fully online, so you can take classes from anywhere!

Why do I need a certificate in trauma and resiliency? 
A certificate in trauma and resiliency prepares you to address the challenges of those faced with past and present traumatic experiences. This equips you to build resiliency in those individuals, improving lifelong outcomes. With the certificate, you’ll be qualified to train coworkers and community members in trauma and resiliency. In addition to knowing how to address the challenges faced by others, you’ll understand the effects trauma has on you.

How do I obtain my official certification from Starr Commonwealth? 
Students who successfully complete Trauma and Resiliency in the Criminal Justice System will be eligible to complete Starr Commonwealth’s Certified Trauma & Practitioner exam. Students can contact, and Starr’s team will provide them with access to the exam. The total cost for the student to complete certification, which includes the exam as well as a badge and enrollment into Starr’s Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner database, will be covered by Simpson College. Students need only to contact Starr to get started.