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TRAUMA AND RESILIENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Build resiliency in those affected by trauma.   

Complete your certificate in less than a year, 100 percent online.

Get started in fall 2021 with availability during the fall and spring semesters.

Apply the credits you earn toward Simpson's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Take Action. Make a Difference.

Understanding trauma and its influences on both children and adults can shift the way professionals work with the individuals they serve.

Trauma affects individuals across their lifespan. Emotion, behavior, cognition and physical health are all affected. By learning trauma's impact on the brain, professionals can better understand the causes behind certain symptoms and reactions. As a result, they can better address real-world challenges with appropriate interventions.

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A Trusted Partner

 

So you are best prepared to build resilience, Simpson College partners with industry leader Starr Commonwealth to offer the online Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Resiliency. 

IDEAL FOR PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELDS OF:

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • SOCIAL WORK
  • WELFARE
  • LAW
  • CORRECTIONS
  • HUMAN SERVICES
  • EDUCATION

Who is this program for?
Any professional who works with at-risk youth or adults, including: law enforcement and correctional officers and administrators, social workers, victim advocates and child welfare workers, legal professionals, human services professionals, and teachers and higher education administrators. 

How long does it take to complete the program?
The program consists of four required courses (see below) that can be completed in less than a year. 

When can I take classes? 
Starting fall 2021, classes will be available during both the fall and spring semesters. 

Where will I take classes?
This program is fully online, so you can take classes from anywhere!

Why do I need a certificate in trauma and resiliency? 
A certificate in trauma and resiliency prepares you to address the challenges of those faced with past and present traumatic experiences. This equips you to build resiliency in those individuals, improving lifelong outcomes. With the certificate, you’ll be qualified to train coworkers and community members in trauma and resiliency. In addition to knowing how to address the challenges faced by others, you’ll understand the effects trauma has on you.

How do I obtain my official certification from Starr Commonwealth? 
Students who successfully complete Trauma and Resiliency in the Criminal Justice System will be eligible to complete Starr Commonwealth’s Certified Trauma & Practitioner exam. Students can contact info@starr.org, and Starr’s team will provide them with access to the exam. The total cost for the student to complete certification, which includes the exam as well as a badge and enrollment into Starr’s Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner database, will be covered by Simpson College. Students need only to contact Starr to get started.

 

Employer Reimbursement

Des Moines employers have confidence in a Simpson education. More than 60 businesses have contributed to the cost of their employees’ tuition at SC. LEARN MORE

Tuition

  • Tuition: $565/credit hour
  • Technology: $7/credit hour
  • Online fee: $25/credit hour
  • Matriculation fee: $125 (one time)

EMPLOYER REIMBURSEMENT

We defer the cost of each term for 45 days after the end of the term – meaning  you have more time to get your employer reimbursement to us.

One less thing for you to worry about!

Get Certified

Students who successfully complete Trauma and Resiliency in the Criminal Justice System will be eligible to complete Starr Commonwealth’s Certified Trauma & Practitioner exam. Students can contact info@starr.org, and Starr’s team will provide them with access to the exam. The total cost for the student to complete certification, which includes the exam as well as a badge and enrollment into Starr’s Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner database, will be covered by Simpson College. Students need only to contact Starr to get started.