Applying Trauma-informed Care

No Poverty by Design


May 2020

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS357-20 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 111103 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

Many people who encounter poverty, as well as related problems such as homelessness, crime, discrimination, mental illness, violence, and other societal issues experience persistent, and sometimes debilitating ‘toxic’ trauma. This presentation suggests that people can be assisted by designing empathetically for trauma, prioritizing strategies that support well-being and help preserve dignity. Through this course’s information and case studies, you will learn about the issues surrounding trauma and the guidelines of trauma-informed care, and the emerging principles of trauma-informed design that can help you create effective built environments that assist people in need.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Dr. Jill Pable

Jill Pable is professor and chair of the Interior Architecture & Design Department at Florida State University. She holds degrees in Interior Design and a Ph.D. degree in Instructional Technology with specialization in architecture, is NCIDQ-certified, and a WELL accredited professional. She facilitates Design Resources for Homelessness, a non-profit knowledge resource featured in FastCompany, National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, and Architectural Digest. She is a TEDxFSU speaker and was noted by DesignIntelligence as one of the 30 Most Admired Design Educators in the United States in 2015. She believes that design can make life more interesting, fulfilling and humane.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics and responses of persons experiencing trauma.
  • Discuss the principles and goals of trauma-informed care.
  • Explain the emerging principles of trauma-informed design.
  • Identify resources including references, research, and design guides that can assist you in applying trauma-informed design principles to future projects.

Entire 2022 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2022 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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