Trauma and Crisis Intervention is an elective that engages the topic of trauma in a variety of important ways, particularly related to the field of criminal justice. The approach is really a balance between theoretical and very practical applications that really sits at the intersection of criminal justice and mental health. And explores the complex ways that traumatic stress and experiences of trauma impact the individuals they’re working with but also ourselves. I like to stress in the course the importance of self care and understanding the impact of secondary and vicarious trauma or how trauma experienced through the work we do impacts us. So on a very practical way, understanding that can help us take care of ourselves and as a result be better practitioners.