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Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

Notice: Some links within this course are specific to RCMP employees and cannot be accessed by non-RCMP learners. If you are not an RCMP member, please check your own service's policies and procedures as they relate to this topic.


Content Provider:


Length (in hours)
2 hours

Release Date
April 2020

Revision Date
January 2021

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The Using a Trauma-Informed Approach course will introduce the concept of trauma, the different range of reactions to trauma, and conducting investigations using a trauma-informed approach. We will examine trauma, its impacts, and the potential challenges you may face when interacting with victims of trauma.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this Using a Trauma-Informed Approach online course are to ensure that upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the biological impacts of trauma on the brain
  • Identify the different types of trauma
  • Recognize the range of reactions that can occur as a result of a traumatic event
  • Recognize the importance of your role and the potential impact you can have when interacting with a victim of trauma
  • Recognize the individual impacts trauma can have on diverse populations

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Student, Government and Other First Responders