CHSTR104 – Foundations of Community Health Work and Application for Sexual Recovery (Part 2)

DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Description & Objectives:

The DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program offers classes that provide the student with the knowledge, skill and ability to understand the impact of sexual trauma, understand the DiaNova treatment programs available, and understand how these treatment programs can be introduced into a community.

The class descriptions, objectives, instructional methodologies and assessment tools are outlined in detail in the section entitled “DiaNova Institute Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Class Offerings” that follows. This program is training for the occupation of a “Community Health Worker”, SOC Code: 21-1094.00.

Community Health and Sexual Trauma Recovery Program Class Offerings

CHSTR104 Foundations of Community Health Work and Application
for Sexual Trauma Recovery Part 2
Instructor: Dr. Elaine Floyer, MA, PhD
Distance Learning & On-line Zoom Classes
Live on-site meeting location
: San Francisco


The goal of this class is the same as the previous class. The goal of Foundations of Community Work and Application for Sexual Trauma Recovery classes (Part 1 & Part 2) is to provide community health workers and other mental health professionals with a broad foundation in community health work, and provide them the tools to apply this knowledge to initiate community and personal programs to address the section of their community suffering from sexual trauma and sexual abuse, and provide them access to the potential for recovery.

          Class Learning Objectives – Module 1:

  • Understand code-switching and dress-codes and the potential value of “fitting-in”;
  • Understand how to provide and receive constructive feedback as part of a team
  • Develop your own life and professional goals, before you ask your clients to do the same!
  • Define sexual and other traumas, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Understand how prevalent sexual traumas and sexual assaults are in your community and in general
  • Understand the scope of your practice, when to refer out, and what the referral resources are in your community
  • Understand how may trauma impact survivors, and the range of responses to sexual trauma.
  • Explore how culture, status and identity impact trauma
  • Understand the strategies are available to you from earlier classes for
    addressing deep-seated sexual trauma.
  • Explore how you might work with a client who decides to talk with
    you about a trauma experience. Understand your scope of practice.
  • Understand the importance of client-centric counseling, of listening,
    of listening more, of avoiding judgement of any type, of waiting until
    a client is ready to tell their story.
  • Explore the fears or concerns come up for you when dealing with
    sexual trauma.
  • Know what advice, support and information on sexual trauma is
    available to you and your clients.
  • Define community diagnosis and the key concepts and methods
    behind it.
  • Understand how community diagnosis can be used to guide sexual
    health programs
  • Experiment with design and execution of a community diagnosis
    involving sexual problems
  • Understand how to gather information and research to justify change
  • Define community organizing, and understand the difference between
    advocacy and community organizing
  • Explain a Community Action Model
  • Discuss and apply the community action model to a sexual trauma
    issue in your community
  • Explain how you would use social media and news media to
    accelerate adoption.
  • Understand the risks and rewards of using media.

    Class Learning Objectives – Module 2:
  • Describe the differences between a group approach and an individual approach
  • Describe the structure for the group that might be appropriate for sexual trauma
  • Understand when would group work be counter-productive for sexual trauma
  • Identify the challenges that group work might be for people with sexual trauma
  • Explore the dynamics of setting up a support group for people dealing with sexual trauma and/or sexual assault
  • Describe the methods and concepts of community diagnosis
  • Explain how community diagnosis could guide public health
    programs on sexual health and sexual trauma recovery
  • Describe the step to Design and execute a community diagnosis for sexual trauma recovery
  • Understand the research process for gathering information for the diagnosis and action plan
  • Understand community organizing, and the difference between community organizing and advocacy
  • Understand the community action model
  • Apply the community action model to the issue of sexual trauma
    recovery in your community
  • Explain how social media and traditional news outlets can be used to
    accelerate community action organizing and execution
  • Understand risk management of social and traditional media for
    sexual initiatives

    Class Dates:

    Dates listed under section II “Important Dates”

    Instructional Method:
  • Remote learning via digital resources
  • Remote meeting in real-time by way of Zoom conference (1 hour-2 hours/week)
  • On-site meeting on date listed
  • Homework & worksheets

    Class Requirements
  • Participation in Zoom meetings
  • Homework & worksheets submissions
  • Final exam due on date listed in Class Portal

    Assessment Method