Trauma and Resilience Certificate Student
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Resilience

Help Individuals, Communities and Organizations Build the Power of Resilience

Creating and sustaining trauma-informed systems requires a knowledgeable workforce made up of skilled professionals who understand the prevalence and significant impact of trauma, are able to apply evidence-based trauma-informed approaches to their work, and emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration across communities. This graduate-level Trauma and Resilience certificate gives students expertise in trauma-informed approaches so they can achieve better physical and mental health outcomes for people of all ages and in a variety of settings.

Make a Difference!

Perfect for the helping professions, this certificate program teaches the skills necessary for introducing trauma-informed approaches to your work, addressing the impact of trauma on people, communities, and organizations. Expert practitioners will teach you to use a trauma-informed lens to support prevention, resilience, and recovery in a variety of professions.

Solid Foundation in Trauma and Resilience Education

In the core courses, Trauma and the Brain, Resilience and Self-Care, and Leadership in Trauma-Informed Approaches, you’ll explore the neurological effects of trauma and learn to use evidence-based approaches to promote healing and recovery. You’ll also learn to prevent vicarious trauma or your own compassion fatigue.

Customize Your Trauma and Resilience Certificate

The Trauma and Resilience certificate complements many degree programs in Education, Health Professions, Human Services, Criminal Justice and more. This 15-credit certificate has 3 core required courses and 6 credits of electives. With lots of elective choices, you’ll be able to tailor this certificate to your specific interests and career needs.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Human Services Providers
  • Educators
  • Health/Medical Professionals
  • Law Enforcement


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