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.

 


 

The H.U.G.S. Program, H.U.G.S. Helping Understand Grief & Trauma Sessions  

The objective of the H.U.G.S. Training Program is to address the needs of traumatized and bereaved students who are socially and educationally struggling. The implement of a trauma and bereavement group will address the emotional boundaries that these students are experiencing. Releasing these emotional boundaries will allow these students to resume educationally and emotionally in a healthy manner.

Christine Dernederlanden, C.T.S.S., C.T.R. is the founder of Robert’s Press Canada’s Grief resource Centre. Christine is the award winning author of "Where is Robert?", the grief kit that aided over 6000 families affected by 9/11/01, “H.U.G.S.” Helping Children Understand Grief Sessions and her recent release “Where is My Courage?”

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ASSOCIATION OF TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALISTS SOUTHERN ONTARIO NETWORKING GROUP Halton Regional Police - Burlington Division • 3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd. (formerly Southampton Blvd) Community Room, Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

       "The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Application Process and Function of the Board"

Ms. Maria Tassou has been the Acting Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board since May 2014. She was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board in 2009 after having served as a Board Member since 2007. Ms. Tassou was   the project lead for numerous transformation initiatives undertaken to improve the efficiency of the Board to create a more responsive and  user-friendly system for victims of crime. Ms. Tassou is responsible for the training of new Board Members and has served as a speaker at various Board meetings. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in February 1998 and practiced law as a civil litigation lawyer for ten years. Ms. Tassou received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996.  She attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies and was enrolled in the Specialist of Commerce/Management program for three years.

PLEASE note the change in location. The Burlington Division is located on the West Side of Walkers Line just South of # 5 Highway (Dundas Street).  PARKING on the south side of Constable Henshaw Blvd is strongly encouraged. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Cost: $5.00 cash donation.   RSVP Kent Laidlaw, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  so that we can arrange seating and refreshments.

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Crisis Care Network is offering training which is open to the public.

"Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace" •  April 30, 2015 • Wyoming, Michigan • 

 http://crisiscare.com/pages/wyoming-mi-april-30-2015

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Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board Crisis Intervention/Psychological First Aid Training Calendar

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If you are looking to have your course, training and/or workshop reviewed for endorsement consideration by the Professional Development Committee, please click the button. How to get approved

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On-line Training and Educational Courses

Approved by ATSS for Certification and Re-certification*

Free Courses 

www.sph.umn.edu/ce/online

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health – Crisis Intervention During Disaster. 

Disaster 101: An immersive emergency preparation and crisis leadership workshop.

 

http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp  

Disaster preparedness training – Federal Government (US)

 

https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/online/

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

All RDPC  courses are certified by the (US) Department of Homeland Security

 

https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnlineTraining.cfm

Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice

Victim Assistance on line 14 hour training course.

 

www. learn.nctsn.org

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


http://learn.nctsn.org/course/index.php?categoryid=11

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 6 hour Crisis Intervention Course


http://www.childtraumaacademy.com/

On this site you'll find free online courses that offer creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children.


https://www.childwelfare.gov/learningcenter/

Free online courses offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

 

http://tfcbt.musc.edu/

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.

 

https://helping-heroes.org/user/login

An online course for providers working with firefighters developed by the Medical University of South Carolina and National Fallen Firefighters Association

KING WITH FIREFIGHTERS

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/continuing_ed/index.asp

US Department of Veteran’s Affairs

 

 

Courses offered for a fee $$

http://ynhhs.emergencyeducation.org/

Yale New Haven Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response 

 

https://www.istss.org/online_trauma_training

International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

 

http://www.lsci.org/online-courses 

Crisis intervention training

Life Skills Crisis Intervention (for youth behavioral problems)

 

http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/continuingeducation/ce/certificateprograms/certtraumaandcrisis.aspx -

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.

 

https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/

The Psychotherapynetworker. Psychotherapy Networker is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to offering practical guidance, creative inspiration, and community support to therapists around the world. Whether you want to stay informed about new ideas and current debates in the field, connect with colleagues who share your professional interests, or just keep the spirit of discovery alive and well in your work,Psychotherapy Networker provides indispensable guidance and resources for your practice.

 

 

*  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.

How to get approval

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists