Psychiatry: Trauma Informed Care Master Class

Presented by:
Brian Sims, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Neurobiology and Cell Biology Director
Brain Hemorrhage Prevention Program Director
Community Program for Reduction of Perinatal Mortality
University of Alabama in Birmingham

Faculty Disclosure:

Brian Sims has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website:

Release Date: January 25, 2021
Expiration Date:  January 24, 2024

Target Audience: Faculty, residents, medical students and local healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1.  Define trauma.
  2.  Describe the trauma-informed approach to care.
  3.  List the 6 key principles of a trauma-informed approach.
  4.  Assess individual and team strengths and areas for improvement.
  5.  Discuss barriers in our clinical care system to trauma-informed care.
  6.  Utilize trauma-informed attitudes, skills, and behaviors in practical situations with patients and co-workers.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. The Trauma Informed Toolkit
  3. Mueser KT, Salyers MP, Rosenberg SD, Goodman LA, Essock SM, Osher FC, Swartz MS, Butterfield MI; 5 Site Health and Risk Study Research Committee. Interpersonal trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in patients with severe mental illness: demographic, clinical, and health correlates. Schizophr Bull. 2004;30(1):45-57. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a007067. PMID: 15176761.
  4. Saigh PA, Yasik A, Sack W, Koplewicz H. Child adolescent posttraumatic stress disorder: Prevalence, comorbidity, and risk factors. In: Saigh PA, Bremner JD, editors. Posttraumatic stress disorder: A comprehensive textbook. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon; 1999. pp. 19–43.
  5. Saltzman W, Pynoos R, Layne C, Steinberg A, Aisenberg E. Trauma- and grief-focused intervention for adolescents exposed to community violence: Results of a school-based screening and group treatment protocol. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice. 2001;5(4):291–303.

CME Video Activity

Click to take Post-Test for CME Credit

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Section #: 1459, 2187