Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need prior trauma training or experience to enroll in this course?
No. The content is accessible and engaging to both new and seasoned practitioners. We welcome practitioners who are just beginning to intentionally connect their work with supporting sexual trauma survivors, and we find that those with a well-established professional practice find new insights, perspectives, and tangible practices that can infuse within their work.
I am a medical doctor who doesn't directly treat patients for the impacts of sexual trauma, would I benefit from being in this learning space?
Absolutely! When we talk about holistic health and healing, that includes all forms of care, support, and resources that comprise our physical, psychological and other forms of well-being. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the prevalence of sexual trauma, how it lands in survivors' bodies and psyches, how it might show up in a health/healing space, and tangible ways you can adapt your care to make it more trauma-informed. Whether or not your patient explicitly names their sexual trauma history, by enhancing the degree of safety you extend to them in receiving services (whether a dentist visit, an eye exam, a skin check) - you are reducing the likelihood of triggers, making whole-person healing more accessible, and empowering them in attending to their own care.
Will I be a certified trauma-informed provider upon completion?
This 20-hour course is not a certificate course. Participation does not inherently qualify someone as a “trauma-informed" provider. We recognize that level of certification demands additional learning, rigor, and experience that unfolds over a more extensive and intensive period of time. Still, these 20 hours will create a profound and personal impact as the insights shares are comprehensive, intimate, tangible, and will likely motivate you to continue on this path of learning.