Master's Students

Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice

Over the past 20 years, a convergence of research on neuroscience, epigenetics, adversity and toxic stress has established that exposure to trauma and toxic stress adversely affects the health and well-being of children, youth, adults and communities. Social workers in all practice areas are likely to encounter trauma and adversity in the populations they serve. Prepare to engage in trauma-informed practice with a certificate designed to address differential responses to trauma.

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Center on Trauma and Adversity Research Scholars

The Trauma Center offers a research scholarship or stipend of $2,500 for Mandel School MSSA or MNO students who are interested in gaining applied research experience. Scholars receive 4 hours a week of applied trauma research experience where they are actively engaged in an ongoing Trauma Center research project. No prior research experience is required.

Each scholar is paired with a Trauma Center Faculty Affiliate for year-long research mentorship. Scholars have opportunities to participate in research workshops and trainings, present and attend national and local research conference, and complete a capstone project related to their applied research experience.

Academic Year 2019-2020 Application

Due date: Sunday September 22, 2019 by midnight.

Application materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Research Statement (max 2 pages) - In 2 pages or less, please describe your previous research experience (if applicable) and why you are interested in becoming a Center on Trauma and Adversity Research Scholar.

How to submit: Submit all application materials using the Google Form.

Dr. Holmes will email applicants to schedule an interview after reviewing applications.