Application of Trauma-Informed Care Principles Across Practice Settings

This course is discounted for NOTA members.

Application of Trauma-Informed Care Principles Across Practice Settings

$45 ($30 for NOTA Members)
1.5 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.

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Trauma and adverse childhood experiences have life-long affects on the individual’s emotional, behavioral, and physical health both in the moment and for the rest of their lives. It is imperative for occupational therapists to implement trauma-informed care principles to support recovery and outcomes across practice settings as trauma can impact recovery in all areas of an individual’s life. This presentation will outline trauma-informed care principles, apply the principles across practice settings, and attendees will participate in discussion to increase the practitioner’s awareness of being trauma-informed.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Kylie Widhelm OTD, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Define trauma-informed care principles
  • Apply trauma-informed care principles across practice settings
  • Participate in discussion to improve critical thinking and application of trauma-informed care principles
Instructor bio
Kylie Widhelm OTD, OTR/L
NOTA Guest Instructor

Dr. Widhelm graduated from Creighton University with her OTD in 2009. For 10 years, she specialized in the ICU and inpatient mental health. She then took the position of Education Coordinator in which she coordinated OT, PT, SLP, and athletic training students for the CHI Health sites in the metro Omaha area. After serving in that position, she took the supervisor position for acute care at Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy campus. She made the transition to academia in fall 2020, teaching various classes in the occupational therapy program at the College of St. Mary. She came to Creighton University on the clinical education team in July 2022 and assists with guest lectures in various classes related to acute care, medically complex patients, and mental health. In 2021, Dr. Widhelm started a community pro bono clinic at the Stephen Center, a homeless shelter and inpatient recovery program for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. She serves as the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Vice President of Mental Health and Wellness and is the Creighton University Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Neurology Fellowship. Research interests include complex medical clients, mental health, addiction recovery, community health, program development, and clinical supervision

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or NOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • Review the videos for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for NOTA members.