Professional Certifications offered at Florida State University

Florida State University offers online certifications for multidisciplinary professionals. Created by the Institute for Family Violence Studies, the curriculum of each course enables professionals to develop knowledge and practical skills needs to work in human services.

Each curriculum is self-paced and includes 10+ hours of course content with research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, assignments, and quizzes. Continuing education credits are provided for specific professionals.

Trauma & Resilience: Level One

Benefits of this certification include:
  • Enhanced professional knowledge, skills, and career potential.
  • A transformative understanding of how stress from Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect the developing brain and impact maladaptive client behavior.
  • A powerful new perspective on trauma-informed approaches to effective service delivery. A discovery of the building blocks of resilience and the hope they offer for healing.
  • Increased self-awareness, a new outlook on personal development, and ways to avoid secondary traumatization.
  • Confidence in abilities to enhance agency, unit, or teams’ effectiveness.
 
 
Perfect for:
  • Social Services Providers, Human Resources Staff, Victim Advocates, & Child Welfare Staff
  • Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, & Guardians ad Litem
  • First Responders: Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, & EMS
  • Medical Professionals: Physicians, & Nurses
  • Lawyers, Judges, & Legal Assistants
  • Clergy Members
  • Criminal justice officers and administrators
  • Teachers & Higher Education Administrators
  • Pre-K-12 Teachers and administrators
  • Media Professionals

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Trauma & Resilience: Level Two

Benefits of this certification include:
  • Enhanced professional knowledge, skills, and ability to further the agency's mission.
  • A deeper understanding of the most common types of individual and community trauma.
  • Understand systemic impediments to resilience and a multi-disciplinary approach to promoting resilience.
  • Understand how to promote social skills and protective factors that can build resilience.
  • Discover Post Traumatic Growth – new insight and healing after trauma.
  • Provide professionals knowledge and tools to help them cope with adversity, along with many valuable multimedia materials available to use and disseminate to clients.
 
 
Perfect for:
  • Social Services Providers, Human Resources Staff, Victim Advocates, & Child Welfare Staff
  • Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, & Guardians ad Litem
  • First Responders: Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, & EMS
  • Medical Professionals: Physicians, & Nurses
  • Lawyers, Judges, & Legal Assistants
  • Clergy Members
  • Criminal justice officers and administrators
  • Teachers & Higher Education Administrators
  • Pre-K-12 Teachers and administrators
  • Media Professionals

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Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention

Benefits of this certification include:
  • Enhanced professional knowledge and skills, and expand your abilities to further the agency, task force, or coalition's mission.
  • A deeper understanding of the dynamics of the most common types of human trafficking.
  • Understand public health, multi-disciplinary approaches to prevention of human trafficking.
  • Increased knowledge of state and federal laws designed to protect both child and adult victim/survivors of human trafficking, and to hold traffickers accountable.
  • Understand the effect of trauma on victim/survivors, preventing trafficking in vulnerable adults, and trauma-informed justice solutions.
  • Provide professionals with knowledge of innovative survivor-centered law enforcement, judicial, human services, and community services.
 
 
Perfect for:
  • Social Services Providers, Human Resources Staff, Victim Advocates, & Child Welfare Staff
  • Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, & Guardians ad Litem
  • First Responders: Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, & EMS
  • Medical Professionals: Physicians, & Nurses
  • Lawyers, Judges, & Legal Assistants
  • Clergy Members
  • Criminal justice officers and administrators
  • Teachers & Higher Education Administrators
  • Pre-K-12 Teachers and administrators
  • Media Professionals

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College Student Wellbeing, Trauma, & Resilience

Benefits of this certification include:
  • Enhanced professional knowledge, skills, and advance career potential.
  • Gain a transformative understanding of how trauma can affect the developing brain, interfere with learning, and impact student success.
  • Relate the role of early adversity to adult physical, psychological and behavioral problems.
  • Learn powerful new principles of trauma-informed approaches applied to the higher education setting.
  • Recognize the important opportunity colleges have to positively influence resilience and late adolescent brain development.
  • Understand the components of resilience and how campuses can play a role in building more resilient students.
  • Appreciate how systemic issues such as racism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, and misogyny can impact campus culture and student success.
  • Learn how a culturally sensitive and responsive approach is integral to campus resilience efforts.
  • Acquire tools to avoid secondary traumatization.
 
 
Perfect for:
  • Higher Education Administrators
  • Student Affairs Administrators
  • Student Success Professionals
  • Education Policy Professionals
  • Higher Education Faculty and Staff
  • Higher Education Counseling Center Physicians, Nurses, Counselors, Psychologists and Staff
  • Human Resources Staff
  • Title IX Professionals and Victim Advocates
  • Medical Professionals: Physicians, & Nurses
  • Stakeholders, Policymakers, and Advocates

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For more information about fees and registration, please contact:
Catia Carballo
resilience@capd.fsu.edu
(850) 644-7545
FSU Center for Academic & Professional Development 

Research Bibliographies on Trauma & Resilience

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