On-Demand CE Training

ODL 242: Recognize, Respond and Empower: Promoting Growth and Resilience through a Trauma Informed Lens

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Created on 03/10/2023

Target Audience:

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


Trauma Informed Care has been all the buzz with organizations being trauma informed and practitioners utilizing a trauma informed approach, but have you wondered what this actually looks like? Do you want to know how you can be trauma informed or how to assess your own trauma informed approach? If you answered “yes”, then this event is for you! Participants will hear the story of a survivor and the factors that led to her success. Throughout the rest of the course, participants will learn how to implement a framework in which they  recognize, respond, and empower the populations they work with. 

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe the four R’s of trauma informed care
  • Identify the principles of trauma informed care
  • Discover strategies that are trauma informed to use in practice
  • Evaluate the own practice and whether it is trauma informed
  • Formulate a plan for implementation of a trauma informed approach


Nan O’Connor, MCC

Nan O’Connor, MCC, is a Master Certified Coach and Author of A Walk in the Woods: An Incest Survivors Guide to Resolving the Past and Creating a Great Future. As a sexual abuse survivor Nan has one simple intention – to promote healing for other survivors. Nan has developed a free website with resources for anyone who is on their path of healing. 

Professionally Nan has built a successful business guiding small business owners and corporate executives on creating sustainable growth. Nan is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the International Coach Federation, and certified by the Arbinger Institute. In addition, she has lectured on professional development at Emory University and speaks to audiences around the world. Nan is also the creator of LeaderSkills, a training program that helps turn managers into leaders. 

Jessica Patterson, LMSW, DSW

Jessica Patterson, LMSW, DSW, is a licensed social worker with over ten years of experience working in different systems. Jessica has a strong passion for teaching, training, and professional development. She also has a strong background around creating trauma informed systems, social emotional behavioral health and the implementation of community and individual support systems. 

Jessica has created and facilitated many professional development trainings throughout her career. Jessica’s role at CEU Creations includes developing curriculum, working with licensure boards, and presenting at various CE trainings. 

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in organizational management and sociology from Ashford University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from University of Iowa and her Doctoral degree in Social Work from Capella University. Jessica is a licensed Social Worker through the state of Iowa. Jessica currently lives in Iowa with her husband, four children, two dogs, and cat. Any spare moment that Jessica has is usually spent running or reading.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 Ethics CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Ethics Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
Counselors 5 Ethics Hours or 5 Contact Hours*
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

* Some states do not require/accept ethics hours for counselors, for those cases contact hours will be awarded.

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.