Become a Trauma-Informed Advocate for Vulnerable Populations
In the Crisis and Trauma concentration of Carlow’s online BSW, you’ll gain a foundation in the field of psychological trauma as you learn about the various types of traumas and treatment, trauma theory and the impact of trauma on the mind, body and spirit.
The Crisis and Trauma Concentration Will Allow You To:
- Gain a competitive edge and become more marketable for bachelor’s-level positions in crisis and trauma settings.
- Understand the impact of trauma, crisis intervention, child abuse prevention and treatment and intimate partner violence.
- Explore the historical development of trauma as a clinical entity.
Gain a Deeper Understanding of Crisis and Trauma
15 credits of Crisis and Trauma concentration courses
The online BSW: Crisis and Trauma concentration offers a foundation in theory and research pertaining to crisis, abuse and trauma. The curriculum’s focus ranges from immediate crisis assessment, intervention and management to more specific issues; child abuse prevention and treatment, intimate partner violence and the impact of trauma on individuals and families. Utilize concentration credits to gain an edge in your area of interest with the BSW: Crisis and Trauma concentration.
This course introduces the student to the field of psychological trauma. The course will be composed of lectures, discussions, guest speakers and videos. It will provide the student with an understanding of the various types of traumas and treatment, trauma theory, the impact of trauma on the mind, body and spirit, and the historical development of trauma as a clinical entity. (3 credits)
Students will gain an appreciation of the depth of trauma and trauma rejections in the fields of social work and psychology. PREREQUISITES: SW 104 OR PY 285.
An introduction to the various types of crises practitioners may encounter. In addition, the course will offer various techniques and provide presentations on a variety of components needed to assist the student in understanding the concepts of crisis intervention and management. Crisis events can occur in a variety of ways and, as practitioners, how we deal with these events can make the difference between healing and hindrance. Emphasis will be upon a general understanding of the implications of techniques to modify, manage and cope with crisis situations. (3 credits)
Career Outlook: Crisis and Trauma Concentration
With the Crisis and Trauma concentration, graduates can find jobs as social workers, case managers, advocates, social services administrators and more.
Social Worker — Crisis Intervention $52,547 per year1
Prevention/Intervention Specialist $41,212 per year2
Crisis Counselor $45,091 per year3
Customize Your Area of Study
Enhance your knowledge and skills in your social work degree by choosing from optional concentrations in Crisis and Trauma, Restorative Justice and Healthcare Social Work.
Social Work, BSW: Healthcare Concentration
Gain a conceptual, ethical and practical framework for social work practice in healthcare.
Social Work, BSW: Restorative Justice Concentration
Explore community-based issues and alternative methods for addressing crime.
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You can pursue social work with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in your social work degree by choosing from optional concentrations in Crisis and Trauma, Restorative Justice and Healthcare Social Work.
Students transferring to Carlow from other institutions may have up to 90 credits accepted. A grade of C or higher must have been earned. Courses taken for pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades may only be transferred if it can be verified that a pass or satisfactory grade is equivalent to a C or higher.
Carlow offers institutional scholarships to students who are enrolled full-time. There are other scholarships offered by outside organizations for which students can also apply. Speak to an enrollment counselor about scholarship opportunities.
No entrance exam is required.
To apply for the program, submit your application and transcripts, along with any other required information. Find out more about the application process.
Most students complete the online BSW program in around four years. Graduate in as little as two years if you have an Associate Degree in Social Work and transfer credits that apply towards the social work degree.