NACSW Online Continuing Education

Children of Trauma: Understanding & Partnering in Their Healing Process
Length: 2 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 2.0

Nola M. Carew, MSW, LMSW 
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Course Outline

This audio-based training will assist helping professionals to develop a clearer understanding of definitions and types of traumatic experiences in children. Special attention will be given to working with children who have experienced chronic or complex trauma in the form of abuse or neglect. This workshop will address biological, psychological, and social impacts of trauma to help social workers provide more effective assessment of and intervention for affected children over the course of their development In summary, this workshop will emphasize an understanding of the needs of the traumatized child from a whole person perspective in the context of their social environment and integrates biblical concepts to provide a framework for hope and healing.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Participants will learn definitions and types of trauma from acute to complex.

2. Participants will increase knowledge of the impacts of trauma on child development.

3. Participants will learn skills to work with traumatized children in a variety of social work roles.



Nola M. Carew, MSW, LMSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. Prior to this, Nola had 19 years of social work experience in the field of child abuse and neglect. Nola's clinical experience includes working with families involved with protective services, foster and adoptive children and families, and refugee adolescents as well as clinical work with adults dealing with childhood trauma. Nola also helped develop a successful trauma treatment program for adoptive children and their parents that has now become a promising practice approach for child trauma intervention

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.