The University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, Department of Education, and Department of Social Work are collaborating to offer an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice: promoting, through multi-tiered systems of support, equity and diversity among children and youth. The purpose of this program is, through interdisciplinary approaches, to increase the number and improve the quality of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children and youth with significant disabilities including emotional and behavioral challenges (EBC), developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory, and other learning disabilities.

Scholars accepted into the program who fulfill all responsibilities (including completion of four 4-credit courses, a seminar series, and an internship) will receive a stipend totaling $10k. The stipend will be distributed at the beginning ($5k) and following completion ($5k) of the Advanced Graduate Certificate.

Eligible Candidates Include

  • Graduate students in Social Work, General Education, or Special Education
  • Professionals working in the community supporting children and youth with disabilities through their educational experiences including general and special educators, school and community-based children’s mental health professionals, school counselors, school administrators, and social workers
  • All applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadline

A first cohort of scholars who will begin in Fall 2019 has already been selected. Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis.

Directions for Applications

  • Complete the application, including typed narrative responses to all application questions
  • Attach/upload a current resume or CV
  • Attach/upload three letters of reference from people who can attest to your professional and interpersonal skills
  • Provide official transcripts of your current or completed program of study (if you are NOT currently enrolled in a degree program at University of New Hampshire)

You may complete this application online, or mail or email completed application and materials to:

Mary Schuh, Ph.D.
IOD/UNH Center on Inclusive Education
57 Regional Drive, Unit 8
Concord, NH 03301