On-Demand CE Training

ODL 272: Women and Trauma for Helping Professionals

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Created on 2/8/2024

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


This presentation will help individuals understand the variety of causes of trauma throughout a woman’s lifetime, and how trauma manifests in women throughout their lifetime and in different roles. There will be a specific focus on understanding the long-term impacts of childhood abuse and neglect on a woman’s self-esteem and ability to advocate for herself, as well as acute traumas resulting in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Participants will learn risk factors that contribute to repetitive trauma, including the ACE study. Participants will leave the training with a better understanding of the “domino effect” of trauma in women and how it impacts generations, as well as how to best provide compassionate support and referral when appropriate and necessary.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  •  Recognize how trauma manifests as a woman ages, as well as the generational impacts
  •  Discover how to interact and assess people with different levels of trauma
  •  Identify the stages of change and how to support individuals in different parts of their life journey


Marie Selleck, LMSW, CAADC, and Owner of Marie E Selleck Therapy and ME Selleck Coaching

Marie is a licensed therapist in the state of Michigan and specializes in the treatment of PTSD, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem. She helps her clients find confidence, happiness, and security by equipping them with the tools they need to better understand their history, and how it has impacted their conditioning and thinking patterns, so they can better understand themselves and make the change they want.

Marie is also an online empowerment coach for women who want to recover from the impacts of a mother who was/is not emotionally present in their lives. She focuses on empowering women to recognize that their worth is not determined by their mother’s reactions, affection, or approval, but is determined by how they wholeheartedly live out their values. Marie helps women gain a deeper understanding of how the attachment to an unhealthy mother can lead to challenges with self-esteem, boundaries, and relationship; as well as how to re-define themselves the way THEY want to be, connected to their own emotions, so they can live their most sincere life.



Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 2 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 2 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 2 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 2 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 2 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 2 Contact Hours