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Historical Trauma Training Series


This 4-part training series explores Historical Trauma from a racial equity lens. Participants will learn how these experiences affect children and families today and how to respond sensitively and offer support to help children heal and thrive. Early Childhood Education (ECE) competencies covered in this training series include:

  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership

This training is conducted live virtually via ZOOM and/or in person, depending on participant needs. The training series is offered in both English and Spanish. The 4-part Historical Trauma training series is designed and recommended to be completed as a cohort. Completion of the foundational, 8-module TIC Core training series is a pre-requisite to be eligible to enroll in the Historical Trauma training series.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after each training module and a Certificate of Completion after completing the entire training series. Participants who have a California Early Care & Education Workforce Registry ID number can also receive 2-3.5 hours of professional development credit per module. Credit for any training will be added to your CA Registry account up to 30 days after training completion.

View the Historical Trauma training series flyer here.



Module 1: Understanding Historical Trauma
English – Upcoming dates TBA
Spanish – Upcoming dates TBA

This training introduces the topic of historical trauma from a racial equity lens and provides a foundational set of key terms that are utilized throughout the entire training series. Key topics include race, ethnicity, culture, racism, systemic racism, and privilege.


Module 2: Resurfacing the Past – Historical Trauma in the U.S.
English – Upcoming dates TBA
Spanish – Upcoming dates TBA

This training dives deeper into understanding historical trauma by reviewing relevant U.S. history, such as slavery, Native American genocide, and immigrant experiences. The resilience of these local communities is also highlighted.


Module 3: Historical Trauma – From Past to Present
English – Upcoming dates TBA
Spanish – Upcoming dates TBA
This training explores the impact of historical trauma on children and families today by discussing topics such as racial disparities in  Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings, the school to prison pipeline and poverty in communities of color.


Module 4: Historical Trauma – Supporting Children and Families Today
English – Upcoming dates TBA
Spanish – Upcoming dates TBA
This training shares strategies Early Childhood Education (ECE) providers can use to support children and families that have been impacted by historical trauma. Addressing implicit biases and creating culturally inclusive childcare settings are also discussed.



This training has a pre-requisite of completing the 8-part Trauma-Informed Care Core Training Series. For more information, email to check eligibility for enrollment in this training. If eligible, you will receive an enrollment link to enroll through Bridge Builder. Participants can also check their eligibility through their Bridge Builder account and can self-enroll. All self-enrolling participants will be placed on a waitlist pending pre-requisite confirmation by instructors. To self-enroll for the entire HT training series and/or individual HT modules, visit the Bridge Builder site for trainings schedules.



Enrollment is managed through our online Learning Management System – BridgeBuilder. To enroll in an individual module or the entire training series, participants will need to first create a BridgeBuilder account. Please contact our Childcare Bridge Advisors at

  • Create a BridgeBuilder account or sign-in with your email here.

Learn more about how to create a BridgeBuilder account and enroll in TIC training here.

Access the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) Bridge Builder user guide here.

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