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Crisis Intervention and Trauma Supports

Certificate of Completion

Program Code: CRD1

The Crisis Intervention & Trauma Supports certificate program is designed to give students insight into how individuals, families and communities may experience a crisis, and the practical skills to mitigate the way crisis and trauma influence our capacity to function optimally in times of distress and beyond. If a crisis and/or trauma is addressed with compassion, effective strategies and understanding, the possibility of chronic and/or future symptoms may be significantly reduced.

What you will learn

The certificate focuses on the immediate support and intervention individuals often require in crisis situations across the lifespan. The program provides participants with practical skills to assist those who are exposed to trauma and crisis experiences including loss, violence, abuse, crime, challenges with one's mental health, and communal or familial traumatic events. The program presents you with best practices, theoretical models and a trauma-informed practice, along with opportunity to practice the skills and strategies presented to build your support toolkit. The program will also explore the systemic and cultural barriers to supports and services along with how to advocate for adequate care universally. The program is best suited to persons working or volunteering in settings where they are helping people in crisis, or with exposure to trauma. As such, this program will be of tremendous benefit to social workers, social services workers, nurses, counsellors, crisis workers, paramedics, police, firefighters, chaplains, funeral directors, child and youth workers, community agencies and others working in related areas.


Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

How to Register

You are required to register for each individual course included in a CE program. You can register for a course by selecting it and following the instructions in the “How to Register” box.


Each CE program is comprised of a series of courses which may all have different fees. You are required to register for each course individually and pay the associated fees. Once you select the course, the fee is displayed in the “How to Register” box.

Contact Information

Faculty of Social & Community Services, Department of Continuing Education
Kim Pavan
416.675.6622 ext. 3138

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person. On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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Print/Download Date: January 22, 2021