Oct 17 2017: 8:30am–11:45am

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for All Populations

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health

This presentation explores major concepts underlying a trauma-informed approach in any setting. Human trauma can stem from loss, natural or human-driven disaster, unwanted change, abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence. Join us as we peer through the lens of trauma to challenge our thinking about human behavior and our responses to it. 


Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD
Director of Clinical Innovation, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • identify five core concepts of trauma-informed care
  • recognize the fundamental role of early attachment experiences in the formation of social and emotional development throughout the lifespan
  • recognize emotion dysregulation as a hallmark of trauma response
  • identify and understand the concept of vicarious traumatization for care providers in human service settings


  • Target audience: Psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech-language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3 CE hours/credits available. (See below)

Registration Information

  • $59
  • Register online now or by phone at 401-432-1087.
  • Online registration closes on Monday, October 16

Register Online

Education Credits

3 CE hours/credits granted. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.           

Rhode Island Hospital designates these live activities for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for these events have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work, designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.