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Continuing Education Webinar: But Are You Actually Trauma Informed?: Supporting a Survivor with Dr. Sarah Jordan Welch-Moore, LCSW, DSW

Continuing Education Webinar: But Are You Actually Trauma Informed?: Supporting a Survivor with Dr. Sarah Jordan Welch-Moore, LCSW, DSW

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT
Location: Live Zoom Webinar
Presentation Title:
But Are You Actually Trauma Informed?: Supporting a Survivor
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Jordan Welch-Moore, LCSW, DSW

Cost – $30

Zoom information will be emailed to participants the afternoon before and morning of the event. Registration will close two hours before the event start time. This event is live and will not be recorded.


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  • UTCSW Alumni: 25% – please email your graduation year and the program you completed to
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  • UTCSW Faculty/Staff: 100% – you may have already received this info; please check your inbox before emailing to request the code.
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Course Description

Many practitioners describe themselves as “trauma informed,” but what does this actually mean beyond the buzzwords? We know trauma can mean different things for everyone, and a potential client may bring a lot to our work. It’s not enough to simply be validating or kind to call oneself trauma informed. It requires deep personal anti-racism work, foundational and in-depth knowledge of the workings of interpersonal violence, and a true understanding of intersectionality, all informed by a feminist framework. This presentation will challenge practitioners to examine their own understandings of trauma and expand what the term trauma informed really means.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Expand one’s definition of trauma and all its forms;
  2. Recognize how trauma and its treatment is directly tied to identity of the client and the provider;
  3. Explore the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for work with survivors of interpersonal violence; and
  4. Learn how to be truly trauma informed by practical skills in working with survivors.

Target Audience

Practitioners in direct practice, macro policy work, and any supervisor.


Participants are eligible to earn 1.5 continuing education units.

A link for the program evaluation will be emailed to participants after the event has concluded. To receive the CEU certificate, participants must complete the evaluation by the deadline indicated in that email. Certificates are not automatically generated and will be emailed out after the deadline to complete the evaluation has passed.


There is space on the event registration form to indicate accommodations required. We work with the university’s Office of Equity & Diversity and Office of Student Disability Services to make arrangements and ask that you allow us adequate time to communicate with them about any services needed.

It is a priority to make our events inclusive and accessible. For any questions or to notify us of a request, please email at least three business days prior to the event.


To request a refund, please email Full refunds will be granted up to 48 hours prior to the event. In the event this program is cancelled, full refunds will be issued to all registrants.

About the Presenter

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Dr. Welch-Moore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, and a Doctorate of Social Work in Clinical Practice and Leadership from the University of Tennessee.  Previously, she served as a Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist with Vanderbilt’s Project Safe Center from 2015-2020, where she worked with students, staff, and faculty impacted by interpersonal violence. Before beginning her career at Vanderbilt, Sarah Jordan worked in a variety of settings including non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, and sexual assault agencies. She is committed to furthering communal knowledge about issues of violence and the layered identities of survivors including gender, race, class, body size, ability, and sexuality. Sarah Jordan’s focus is in supporting those who have experienced trauma, specifically examining the relationship with trauma and bodies. In 2020, she was awarded the Allyship in Action Award from the Office of LGBTQI Life. Dr. Welch-Moore serves as the Urgent Care and Trauma Therapist at the University Counseling Center, specifically supporting students impacted by sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.