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Trauma-Informed Care in Social Work Environments: Use of Evidenced-Based Treatment

This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

May 19, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003 


Trauma informed care is a practice framework that helps providers to understand and treat clients who have experienced trauma(s), as well as how this treatment frame supports individuals with complex care needs. This workshop is designed to increase the social worker’s knowledge and understanding about the prevalence, experience and impact of trauma on individuals treated in private, public, and state institutions. Utilizing the six key trauma treatment principles put forth by The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this workshop will focus on creating and implementing a universal trauma-informed care approach. The seminar will also provide a working understanding of several evidence-based screening tools that have been effective in identification and placement of trauma survivors. As a result of this workshop, attendees will be able to design effective trauma informed treatment practice environments, as well as be able to apply specific trauma-focused evidenced-based tools to do so.
Learning Objectives: 
  • Participants will have a clear understanding of SAMSHA’s definition of trauma informed care and universal approach to trauma informed care practices.
  • Participants will be able to identify three (3) evidenced based approaches in working effectively with trauma survivors.
  • Participants will be able to identify two (2) recommendations that they can bring back to their organization and/or practice environment to promote more effective trauma informed treatment.
  • Participants will be able to identify and score two (2) evidenced based screening tools to assist in accurate assessment and placement of trauma survivors. 


Joseph Madonia, LCSW-R

Joseph Madonia, LCSW-R, CASAC
Executive Director, The Joseph Leroy and Ann C. Warner Fund
Adjunct Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Former Project Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court

Professor Madonia is currently the Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court where he is responsible for the implementation of policy and planning, oversight of clinical operations, management of federal grants and supervision of staff. He hosts numerous site visits to the court by international dignitaries and local and national visitors. In this role, he also developed and implemented the Brooklyn Diversion, Veterans and DWI courts. Mr. Madonia is currently the chairperson for Brooklyn Treatment Court’s Clinical Advisory Board and the Brooklyn Veterans Stakeholder Board. He also holds several committee memberships including the New York City Drug Treatment Court Regional Work Group and committees for Best Practices on Young Adults and Veterans. In September of 2009 Mr. Madonia was appointed by Governor David Patterson to sit on the New York State Board for Medical Misconduct. [Read More]


  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.


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NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE hours. 

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

This organization (NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.


This program will be CASAC-credit eligible.


If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
Refund requests made on or before May 18 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before May 24  (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after May 25: no refund
If the event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
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NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497