MHT 210

Trauma-Informed Care and Advocacy in Behavioral Health Services

This course on Trauma-Informed Care and Advocacy in Behavioral Health Services provides students with a comprehensive understanding of trauma’s prevalence, impact, and treatment approaches, including evidence-based modalities. Students will gain sensitivity to behavioral health issues affecting trauma survivors and learn to work from a trauma-informed perspective while addressing the effects of vicarious traumatization. Additionally, students will explore the intersection of trauma with civil and disability rights laws, mandated reporting requirements, and consumer advocacy. Through interactive discussions and case studies, students will develop skills in identifying resources, advocating for consumers, and ensuring policy adherence, ultimately empowering them to provide effective support and advocacy for trauma survivors within behavioral health services. Prerequisite: MHT 100; Pre/Corequisite: PSY 201