Episode 98 - Professor Susan Green and Dr. Thomas Nochajski: The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC)

Monday, June 11, 2012, 9:46:49 AM

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In this episode, UB School of Social Work faculty members and co-directors Susan Green and Thomas Nochajski introduce the new Institute for Trauma and Trauma Informed Care. They describe the series of events and experiences that led to the development of the Institute and how the needs of the service delivery systems in the Buffalo area led to the development of, and continue to inform, the Institute's mission. Current activity and future plans are discussed.

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Average Rating: 4stars  excited , Tuesday, April 23, 2013

By Ben Hilligas :

As a new student I was very happy to listen to this Pod cast and learn about both the history of the Institute and some of the research which is happening there as we speak. I hope to learn much more and become associated further with the institute in the future.

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Average Rating: 5stars   the institute on trauma and trauma-informed care (ittic), Friday, April 19, 2013

By Clare B. :

My journey at UB began this semester and although I knew the School of Social Work’s curriculum is trauma-informed, I was fascinated while listening to the interviewer’s discussion on how it unfolded. Also, GO BUFFALO! I hear a lot of negative comments regarding Buffalo in general but this is definitely on the remarkable list for Buffalo achievements. I am actually quite excited because I will be taking the Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents course with Sue this summer. After listening to the podcast, I have gained so much respect for Sue and Thomas in the work they have put forth in helping transform the curriculum in the UB School of Social Work. One enlightening fact I learned was in order for staff at an agency to utilize the trauma-informed approach with clients, their traumatic life experiences must also be dealt with. I thought, “How can social workers effectively treat client’s trauma if their own personal trauma is not being dealt with properly?” I really admire that perspective because in many instances, staff is not taken care of very well. I will definitely use my self-care strategies in my professional career and look forward to becoming a trauma-informed social worker.

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Average Rating: 4stars  always looking for trauma informed information, Monday, January 28, 2013

By Anonymous :

I am a student of the school of social work. The trauma-informed, human-rights perspective was the primary reason that I chose to come to this school, however since being here, I have heard so much about this perspective and have looking for as much information as possible. This podcast was great for a resource to send people who ask me about this perspective. At my internship I have been asked to explain the trauma informed perspective and how to integrate it into practice. I will take the other information that I learned from this podcast and help to continue to inform coworkers as well as refer them to this series which I have begun to listen to. I am so thankful that I came to UB and have worked in the trauma-informed human rights perspective during my social work education. I now could not imagine being a social worker without this perspective! SR

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