College of DuPage

Human Services 2286:
Assessment of Trauma for Veterans Population

Course Information

The needs of returning veterans are tremendous and training is needed to serve veterans in a variety of human service settings. This course is part of the Veterans Counseling certificate program at College of DuPage.  This course focuses on sources of stress and trauma in active military and veteran populations, and the impact such trauma has on level of functioning.  Military experience involving the military family, military service, call-up and mobilization deployment to peacetime and combat assignments, combat duty, demobilization and reunion, experiencing injury and recovery, discharge from active military duty, reserve status, and life as a veteran will also be examined.

Course Topics

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will benefit from this course?
Those who already work as clinicians as counselors and social workers can benefit by adding skills and credentials to work with veterans. Also, undergraduate human services students who plan to work in addictions agencies, homeless shelters, rehab facilities, and hospitals will find that understanding veterans’ needs greatly benefits them and makes them more marketable.

Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites for this or any of the veterans courses in Human Services. Also, the courses can be taken in any sequence.

Do I have to take all of the classes?
No. It is possible to take any number of courses in the program.

What else do I need to know about taking a course online?

C.O.D. Online has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding taking an online class from College of DuPage.

Do I have to purchase anything for the class?


Will I be able to get any extra help from the instructor if I need it?

Absolutely. The instructor will accept e-mail 24-hours/day, 7 days/week and will respond to all queries within 72 hours.

Where can I go to get technical help for this course?

If you encounter any Blackboard technical problems, please visit the Blackboard Technical Support page,

How will I access my course materials?

C.O.D. Online has created a Viewing and Accessing Course Information and Course Materials page to provide you with direction in accessing your course materials. This page will also provide you with technical support information.


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