Trauma and Resilience Studies
For those seeking recognition as trauma specialists ACAP offers a certificate program in Trauma and Resilience Studies.
We also provide advanced training for those working on the front lines of trauma recovery who want to develop or enhance expertise in trauma and resilience work and expand clinical skills. Our programs help prepare you to work effectively with survivors and avoid burnout, or secondary secondary trauma, and develop personal resilience while helping others cope with trauma reactions. We partner with many groups such as Child Life Specialists, Grief Support organizations, Hospice, the Mental Health Associations, and first responder groups to insure the well-being of those who care for the communities’ fragile as well as the victims of overwhelming events.
ACAP has been delivering services for survivors of traumatic events occurring in everyday life, such as domestic violence or schoolyard bullying, to environmental catastrophes like natural disasters or 9/11 for more than two decades. In the four months after 9/11 ACAP staff provided Critical Incident debriefing services for than 3000 survivors of the World Trade Center and their families.