Hiram College Unveils New Graduate Certificate Program

HIRAM, Ohio – Hiram College will soon offer a certificate program at the graduate level in trauma-informed education.

The new program, which will be offered fully online, is designed to support professionals working in education and education-related environments in meeting the needs of children and adolescents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

“We are very excited about offering this program to graduate students looking for additional training,” said Rob Bohrer, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. “It fills a growing need in addressing all learners in a variety of fields, and we look forward to the program starting in the near future.”

The new program will address foundational knowledge of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, while looking at short- and long-term impacts of trauma on development and behavior, and the role of brain architecture and development in understanding and responding to trauma.

The program will also explore positive childhood experiences in promoting relationships and resilience based on emerging research about mitigating the impacts of trauma. Additionally, culturally and individually responsive understandings will guide all readings and discussions.

“Hiram College is excited to offer a program that supports the challenging work of teachers and education-related professionals as they interact with children and adolescents dealing with trauma,” said Roxanne Sorrick, professor of education. “Our certificate in trauma-informed education uses research and best practice to empower professionals with the background knowledge and strategies necessary to meet the needs of children.”

More information about the program is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.