Course Description & Learning Objectives

Course Description: 

This training is geared towards creating an environment that promotes Trauma-Informed supervision. The course helps supervisors create common, shared language and understanding across their organizations.  Clients interacting with various agencies and service providers across our systems deserve to reap the full benefits of the implementation of trauma-informed care; that means within our entire organization we must be engaged in moving Trauma-Informed approaches forward. 

As a supervisor in these organizations, you are in a unique position to help influence the culture. The staff looks directly to you for guidance and support in many areas, trauma-informed will be another area in which you will have the opportunity to prepare staff to have a positive impact on the population they serve. As a supervisor, this course will offer you tools, and practical skills that impact your supervision style on a variety of levels.

Learning Objectives: 

Describe and understand the importance of trauma-informed supervision to your staff 

Explain and demonstrate how to ensure that the work environment is safe for clients and staff alike according to trauma-informed strategies

Demonstrate and understand how you help your staff develop the competencies that a trauma-informed workforce needs

Be able to explain and demonstrate new and creative tools, and practical skills that impact your supervision style and support your staff. 


Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/20 to 2/28/2023  Social workers completing this course receive 1-clinical continuing education credits.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of any course or webinar. 

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email info@rswellness.org for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

For more information contact: info@rswellness.org




Course Outline

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Section One: Definition and Principles in Trauma-Informed Care

    • Introduction

    • Overview of Trauma

    • The 3 F's of Trauma Impact

    • Impact of Trauma

  • 3

    Section Two: Why the Trauma-Informed Approach Matters

    • Why the Trauma-Informed Approach Matters

    • The 4 R's of Trauma-Informed Care

    • Domains of Trauma Informed Approach for Supervisors

  • 4

    Section Three: Trauma-Informed Supervision in Action

    • Examples of Trauma-Informed Supervision

    • Trauma Impact on Individuals, Providers, and Organizations

    • Trauma-Informed Supervision Attitudes and Practices

    • Trauma-Informed Leadership

    • Creating a Strengths-based Environment for Supervision

    • Closing

    • Biographical- Reference

  • 5

    Section Four: Before you go

    • Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach in Your Supervision Quiz

    • Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach in Your Supervision-Evaluation

    • More resources for you

Lead Trainer

Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her training includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Theory, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. The workshops and courses created by RS Wellness are the keys to a healthy trauma-informed workplace where everyone can thrive. Courses fall under four categories: DEI, Social Work Continuing Education, Trauma-Focused, and Wellness. Although each course is tailored to its specific subject matter, the courses provide curriculum, assignments, video, and affirming activities. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. You can find her press, publications, and presentations here. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200