Trauma-Informed Care: The Role of the Pharmacist

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT)

Pre-registration is required to participate. This activity is available to members only. 

Activity Preview

Given the high prevalence of trauma exposure, it is important for health care providers to understand the complex interactions between trauma, substance use, mental health, and other chronic conditions in order to provide effective patient care. Trauma-informed care models take into account the prevalence of trauma in patients, the signs and symptoms of trauma in a patient, trauma’s effect on health, and mitigation strategies. These models hope to improve patient care, reduce health care costs, and break the cycles of trauma. While trauma-informed care models are often incorporated into other disciplines and are often talked about amongst other health care providers, pharmacists are infrequently provided with substantial training in this area.

This presentation will describe trauma-informed frameworks, describe applications to pharmacy practice, and discuss the benefits of transforming pharmacy practice to be more reflective of trauma-informed care principles, leaving participants will the basics to get started in practice.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Explain how trauma affects physical, emotional, and mental health.
  • List the various elements of trauma-informed care.
  • Apply trauma-informed care to pharmacy practice change.
  • Discuss the benefits of transforming pharmacy practice to be more reflective of trauma-informed care principles.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning level: 2

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-164-L04-P.

To obtain credit for Trauma-Informed Care: The Role of the Pharmacist attend the live activity, complete the evaluation, and claim credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: June 8, 2021
Expiration date: August 8, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time -  No credit can be claimed after this date


Trauma-Informed Care: The Role of the Pharmacist  is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association in conjunction with APhA’s Care of Underserved Patients SIG. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association


Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS declares receiving an investigator initiated research grant as an Investigator for VIIV Healthcare and Walgreens.She also declares receiving contract funds as part of a fellowship contract PI with Genentech and Johnson&Johnson.

Janice Frueh, PharmD, BCPS; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at


This activity is exclusive to APhA members; there is no fee associated with this learning activity.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website and view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Trauma-Informed Care Evaluation

Date 6/8/2021 1:00:00 PM
Address 2215 Constitution Ave, NW
City Washington State District of Columbia Zip Code 20037