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CWLA offers a series of online courses on topics of particular interest to social workers, supervisors, and others who work with children who have experienced trauma. Current CWLA courses are briefly described below. Click here for a CWLA course.

Trauma Informed Treatment for Children with Challenging Behaviors This course defines complex trauma and explains its impact on the behavior of children, describes five critical developmental challenges that affect children who have been traumatized, and identifies research-informed, promising treatment approaches to address each of the five critical developmental challenges. Social workers, administrators, caregivers, teachers, and others who work with children who have experienced trauma will find this course helpful.
Calming Children in Crisis Children who have experienced trauma often have feelings of emotional pain that present as anger, which may be expressed in a way that places themselves and others at risk. This course provides skills for helpers to assist children in identifying and managing their feelings in a healthy manner. The skills taught are helpful for persons working with children in a wide variety of settings including family foster care, and residential and educational facilities.
Best Practices in Behavior Support and Intervention This course addresses the use of restraint and seclusion as behavior management tools, presents facts and myths regarding their use, and data regarding the negative outcomes they produce. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as their relationship to experiences of restraint and seclusion are discussed. More effective and therapeutic approaches to behavior management are presented.
Strategies for Supervisors: Reducing Restraint and Seclusion This course is designed to prepare direct service supervisors and other agency managers to create treatment environments that are effective in meeting the needs of children and families while successfully reducing the use of seclusion and restraint. Specific strategies for agencies and supervisors to implement that will aid in the elimination of unnecessary incidents of restraint and seclusion are presented.