trauma informed social work practice 1


In this Discussion, you share your understanding of SAMSHA’s concept of trauma and how to operationalize trauma-informed practice. You also demonstrate your understanding of trauma-informed practice at each of the three levels of social work intervention.


  • A brief overview of the concept of trauma, including the three “E’s.” (use this as a prompt when answering )
  • Provide examples from each of the three levels of social work practice (micro, mezzo, and macro). (use this as a prompt when answering)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). SAMHSA’s concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach. Retrieved from

Deblinger, E., Mannarino, A. P., Cohen, J. A., Runyon, M. K., & Steer, R. A. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children: Impact of the trauma narrative and treatment length. Depression and Anxiety, 28(1), 67–75. doi:10.1002/da.20744

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