Individual Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification

Trauma-Resilient Educational Communities (TREC)

Trauma-Resilient Professional

The Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification is designed for anyone who works in fields that involve providing care or support to individuals impacted by trauma, such as educators, healthcare professionals, social workers, mental health providers, and community leaders, who want to develop an understanding on the impact of trauma, build resilience, and foster trusted relationships with those they serve.

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TREC Certification
Throughout the training we practice vulnerability, building trust and understanding our common experiences which are foundational to a resilient and humanized organization.

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How it Works

TREC's Individual Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification is an asynchronous, self-paced program that consists of 3 courses with the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The program aims to support professionals in becoming more resilient and better able to support those they serve, whether it be clients, students, or other individuals. The courses cover topics such as trauma-informed care, self-care for professionals, and strategies for building resilience.

The program is delivered online and can be completed at the individual's own pace, making it convenient for busy professionals. It is an ideal program for those who want to improve their understanding of trauma and its effects, as well as develop practical strategies for coping with and healing from trauma and building trusted-relationships with those they serve.

Benefits

Our Trauma-Resilient Professional certification program is designed to empower you with the essential competencies needed to provide genuine support and foster resilience in those you serve.

Benefits of becoming a certified Trauma-Resilient Professional include:

  1. Comprehensive Understanding of Trauma: Gain insights from cutting-edge research, inclusing Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) Science, to develop a deep understanding of trauma and its impacts on behaviors and interactions.
  2. Enhanced Self-Care and Well-Being: Integrate mindfulness and self-care practices into your daily routine to reduce stress, enrich well-being, and regulate emotions, ensuring you're equipped to support others effectively.
  3. Cultural Insight and Empathy: Gain the skills needed to delve into the experiences, heritages, and cultures of those you serve, fostering stronger connections and more effective support through active listening and empathy.
  4. Embrace Vulnerability: Learn how to lead by example by sharing your vulnerabilities, experiences, and emotions, creating a safe space for deeper understanding and connection with others.
  5. Cultivate Love, Compassion, and Empathy: Discover new ways to offer non-judgmental and empathetic support, facilitating healing and nurturing genuine acceptance and understanding within your school, organization, and community.
  6. Enhance Your Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Proficiency: Learn how to support yourself and others in recognizing strengths, imparting coping mechanisms, and facilitating skill enhancement through self-awareness and interpersonal skills.
  7. Cultivate a Growth Mindset: Believe in the potential for growth and development in all individuals, cultivating a mindset conducive to overcoming challenges and realizing full potential.
  8. Provide Equitable Support: Dedicate yourself to providing fair and impartial support to all individuals, acknowledging and addressing their unique needs and challenges within impartiality and empathy.
  9. Offer Personalized Support: Provide tailored support and resources based on each individual's stage in their healing journey, ensuring effective and meaningful assistance.
  10. Depersonalizing Behavior: Understanding behavior is a manifestation of trauma helps Trauma-Resilient Professionals respond with empathy and understanding, fostering a supportive environment to healing.

Overall, these competencies enable Trauma-Resilient Professionals to create a safe, supportive, and empowering environment where individuals affected by trauma can heal, grow, and thrive. By embodying these competencies, Trauma-Resilient Professionals have a greater ability to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those they serve.

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Professional Development Offerings

TREC’s professional development offerings provides organizations and individuals the skills and understanding needed to effect change in their school, organization, and community. These offerings move past theory to gain practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately.

Foundations of ACEs Science and Trauma-Resilient Practices

Understand the relationship between trauma and resilience and how they affect our overall health and wellbeing.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Practical understandings of the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and their roles in wellbeing.

Self-Care & Compassion Fatigue

Practical applications of self-care in response to compassion fatigue.

Relationships & Restorative Justice Practices

The crucial nature of supportive relationships and restorative justice practices in creating empowering educational environments.

Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility

Developing our understandings and practices in creating more equitable educational outcomes.

Professional Development Offerings

TREC’s professional development offerings provides helping professionals with the skills and understanding needed to effect change in their school, organization, and community. These offerings move past theory to gain practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately. Certification participants will earn the digital badges below honoring their new skills and knowledge.

Foundations PACEs Science

Understand the relationship between trauma and resilience and how they affect our overall health and wellbeing.

Equity-Focused Leader

Developing our understandings and practices in creating more equitable educational outcomes.

Relationship Builder

The crucial nature of supportive relationships and restorative justice practices in creating empowering educational environments.

Self-Care Practitioner

Practical applications of self-care in response to compassion fatigue.

Mindfulness Facilitator

Practical understandings of the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and their roles in wellbeing.

How to Enroll

At TREC, we offer a variety of options for our Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program to meet the needs of individuals, groups, and organizations.

Individuals

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For individuals, our program is self-paced and can be completed online at your own convenience. Whether you are a educator, counselor, therapist, or social worker,  you can benefit from the program's high-quality instruction and practical strategies for building resilience and supporting those you serve.

Groups

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For groups, we offer bulk discounts on our certification program and can customize the delivery to meet your specific needs. This can be a great option for organizations that want to provide professional development opportunities for a select group of their employees or for professional associations looking to offer continuing education credits to their members.

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Organizations

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For organizations, we offer an organizational subscription option, outside of accreditation, that allows you to provide the certification program to your employees or members as part of your professional development offerings. This can be an effective way to improve the skills and knowledge of your team and support their growth as professionals.

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No matter which option you choose, you can trust that you are receiving high-quality instruction and practical strategies from experienced Trauma-Resilient Professionals. Invest in your professional development and that of your team with TREC's Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program.

Organizational Accreditation

The Trauma-Resilient Educational Communities (TREC) Organizational Accreditation is a comprehensive process that exemplifies values-based transformation both individually and organizationally. With common shared language and understanding on the impact of trauma and building resilience through equity-focused, healing-centered, and trauma-resilient systems change. This 18–24-month program includes six professional development sessions, professional well-being surveys, the launch of resiliency program(s), a needs and strengths assessment, the establishment of a TREC work group, a self-study, and the creation of a sustainability action plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program designed for?

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The program is designed for helping professionals, such as educators, counselors, therapists, and social workers, who want to develop an understanding on the impact of trauma both individually and on those they serve, build resilience through equity-focused and healing-centered practices, and build meaningful trusted-relationships with those they serve. It is ideal for those who want to improve their understanding of trauma and its effects, as well as develop practical strategies for coping with and healing from trauma.

What topics are covered in the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program?

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The program covers three courses, including:
TREC 101 - Foundations of PACEs Science and Trauma-Resilient Practices
TREC 201 - Building Resilient Communities: Self-Care and Mindfulness for Individual and Collective Well-Being
TREC 301 - Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Humility, and Relationships and Restorative Justice practices.

How is the program delivered?

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The program is delivered online and can be completed at the individual's own pace, making it convenient for busy professionals.

For groups, we also offer hybrid and in-person delivery options. Use the "Contact Us" form for more information on this.

What is the goal of the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program?

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The program aims to support professionals in becoming more resilient and better able to support those they serve, whether it be clients, students, or other individuals.

How many courses are included in the program?

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The program consists of 3 courses.

What is the duration of the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program?

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The program is asynchronous and self-paced, so the duration depends on each individual's pace.

Can I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program?

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Yes, the program offers CEUs for helping professionals in partnership with University of California, San Diego, College of Extended Studies.

If interested, please be sure to add the Continuing Education Units option at checkout.

Is the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program evidence-based?

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Yes, the program is based on cutting edge research and evidence-based practices in trauma-resilient care, resilience, and social-emotional learning.

How can the Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program benefit me as a helping professional?

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The program can provide you with the skills and knowledge to cope with and heal from traumatic events, both past and future, as well as develop practical strategies for supporting your clients or students who have experienced trauma.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the Individual Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification program?

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Yes, individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and become a certified Trauma-Resilient Professional (TRP).

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