Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and traumatic conditions represent a significant component of medical practice. This course is designed to provide social work students with information on experiences of trauma and the current social work interventions on micro, mezzo, and macro levels. This course provides a critical overview of trauma, as students are immersed in cutting edge knowledge about understanding trauma, trauma interventions, trauma theory, and neurophysiology. Students will gain specific knowledge of common traumatic emergencies encountered in the society. Teaching will include the presentation, risk factors & clinical management of each of the cases. Students will become familiar with the impact and nature of a wide variety of traumas including: childhood abuse, violent crimes in adulthood, domestic violence, accidents, traumatic deaths, natural disasters, and war and genocide. Students will participate in group discussions about the disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and neurophysiological alterations associated with trauma. In preparation for these and later discussions, students will read case accounts of traumatized individuals, original professional journal articles, and classic texts written by trauma experts, and watch movies that depict trauma. Students will also be expected to use an evidence-based practice approach to the psychosocial management of affected people