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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 Center
31 Washington Place
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

Joan Gillece, PhD
Director, SAMHSA National Center for Trauma Informed Care

Dr. Gillece has thirty-five years of experience working in the behavioral health field with twenty dedicated to trauma and eleven in prevention of seclusion and restraint. Working across agencies, Dr. Gillece promotes the use of trauma informed care in multiple settings including mental health, substance abuse, adult and juvenile justice and homeless services.

Prior to joining the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) eleven years ago, Dr. Gillece served as Director of Special Populations for Maryland’s Mental Hygiene Administration where her responsibilities included all aspects of state mental health planning and delivery of services as well as development of collaboration across agencies serving individuals with psychiatric diagnosis. As project director for SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of Culturally Competent programs. Utilizing survivors in all aspects of trauma work, Dr. Gillece has coordinated and provided technical assistance, conference presentations, and consultations to multiple systems across the country. Commitment to strength-based support by implementing trauma informed values with the overreaching theme of healing has been her focus.


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.


New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.


This program is approved for 3 CASAC CE hours.


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 11 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before May 17  (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after May 18: 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