New Online Trauma Certificate Empowers Ohio Social Services Professionals to Help Children

New Online Trauma Certificate Empowers Ohio Social Services Professionals to Help Children

A new online certificate will empower social services and other professionals to help children and families that have experienced trauma.

Trauma Informed Care Certificate is a new training-based certificate that is completely free and effective for two years.

Developed by an initiative between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), and the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA), the certificate is the latest effort by the Ohio Governor’s Children Initiative.

Nearly $1 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds were invested to develop this curriculum. Those who take on the training can achieve three levels of proficiency: Trauma Aware, Trauma Informed and Trauma Competent.

“Children and families need more support now than ever,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Henderson. “We hope this training will provide additional tools for social service professionals so they can help individuals recover from the damaging effects of trauma and go on to lead happy, productive lives.”

To learn more about the program, visit the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association.

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