Trauma-Informed Care: An Introduction for Libraries

When: April 8 – May 19 2024  (6 weeks)

Where: Online, asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $275 (10% off when you register two weeks in advance)

CE Credit: 2 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program #: 310624


Payment and Cancellation Policy

Questions? Email the CE Team

Trauma-Informed Care started in the healthcare field, but there is a lot to being trauma informed that can equip libraries to best serve our complex communities. A trauma-informed library is a place where staff understands the perspectives of people who have experienced trauma and provides positive and unbiased service. All the decisions we make are opportunities for retraumatization or healing; so we might as well make them deliberately! Learn how to apply a trauma-informed lens to improve your service, space, and work culture.


  • What “trauma-informed” means in a library context
  • Toxic stress and the brain, and what that means for our work interactions
  • Applying trauma-informed principles to library work
  • The importance of workforce wellness in a Trauma-Informed approach
  • An introduction to the concepts of historical trauma and institutional oppression


S. Bryce Kozla is a youth services librarian at Washington (OR) County Cooperative Library Services. For more information about the course from Bryce, please see her blog post!