Training & Education
ATSS recognizes that, in order to provide assistance to victims and survivors of traumatic events, individuals must have a high level of training, education and experience. ATSS promotes training and educational events that:
- Help individuals improve delivery of services, response and treatment, to victims and survivors of traumatic events, and
- Assist our members in seeking certification in trauma response, trauma treatment and trauma services.
Disclaimer: Our certifications are designed to reflect the high standards of service consumers and communities expect. ATSS cannot guarantee each course listed will meet certification criteria (although most do). Individuals seeking ATSS certification should make sure that courses they take are in compliance with the requirements for certification or re-certification. Courses listed on this site that are designated “Approved”, have been approved by the ATSS Professional Development Committee for certification requirements.
Save the Date! ISTSS 30th Annual Conference
Healing Lives and Communities: Addressing the Effects of Childhood Trauma Across the Life Span
November 6 - 8, 2014 • InterContinental Miami • Miami, Florida • www.istss.org
Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals Webinar,
Friday November 14th, 1.
(A course for becoming a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the Red Cross).
This course is required for all Disaster Mental Health volunteers and is only open to mental health professionals who meet the DMH eligibility criteria. Register online for the webinar by visiting the American Red Cross WebEx website and entering the topic “Disaster Mental Health” in the search box. Participants must register by Thursday, November 13th. For more information, please read the DMHF course fact sheet, and
On-line Training and Educational Courses
Approved by ATSS for Certification and Re-certification*
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health – Crisis Intervention During Disaster.
Disaster 101: An immersive emergency preparation and crisis leadership workshop.
Disaster preparedness training – Federal Government (US)
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)
All RDPC courses are certified by the (US) Department of Homeland Security
Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice
Victim Assistance on line 14 hour training course.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Online courses that include disaster preparedness, crisis intervention, variety of courses related to child trauma and treatment.
NCTSN has over 150 hours of online training
National Child Traumatic Stress Network 6 hour Crisis Intervention Course
On this site you'll find free online courses that offer creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children.
Free online courses offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
10 hour free on line Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy training
provided by the Medical University of South Carolina, Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Allegheny General Hospital and the CARES Institute.
An online course for providers working with firefighters developed by the Medical University of South Carolina and National Fallen Firefighters Association
KING WITH FIREFIGHTERS
US Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Courses offered for a fee $$
Yale New Haven Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
Crisis intervention training
Life Skills Crisis Intervention (for youth behavioral problems)
Certificate Program in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention.Workshops will address a variety of traumatic events such as interpersonal violence, natural disaster, terrorism, and personal/family crises and are designed as clinical workshops.
Certificates of completion are offered after each workshop and upon completion of the final certificate.
Participants not seeking the full certificate program are welcome to take individual workshops.
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* 30 hours of on-line training can be applied toward educational requirements of the Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) recognition.
14 hours of on-line training may be applied toward the educational requirement of the Certified Trauma Services Specialist (CTSS) recognition, and
8 hours of on-line training may be applied toward the educational requirements of the Certified Trauma Responder (CTR) recognition.
* If you are looking to have your course, training and/or workshop reviewed for endorsement consideration by the Professional Development Committee, please click this button.