Improving the Lives of Families
through Child Care Services,
Research and Advocacy

For Providers

This 4-part training series explores historical trauma from a racial equity lens. We will learn how these experiences affect children and families today and what you can do as an early childhood educator to help. ECE competencies covered in this training series include: Culture, Diversity, and Equity; Professionalism; and Leadership.

This is a live virtual training conducted through Zoom. The training series will be offered in both English and Spanish. The 4-part Historical Trauma training series is designed and recommended to be completed as a cohort.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after each module and a Certificate of Completion after completing all 4 modules. Additionally, training participants who provide their California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry ID number will receive 2.5 hours of professional development credit for each training module. *Please allow 30 days for your credit to post.

View the Historical Trauma training series flyer here.


Module 1: Understanding Historical Trauma
English – To Be Determined Summer 2023
Spanish – TBD Summer 2023

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 – TBD Summer 2023
Spanish – TBD Summer 2023

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 – TBD Summer 2023
Spanish – TBD Summer 2023

This training explores the impact of historical trauma on children and families today by discussing topics such as racial disparities in ECE settings, the school to prison pipeline and poverty in communities of color.

Module 4: Historical Trauma – Supporting Children and Families Today
English – TBD Summer 2023
Spanish – TBD Summer 2023

This training shares strategies ECE providers can use to support children and families that have been impacted by historical trauma. Addressing implicit biases and creating culturally inclusive child care settings are also discussed.

This training has a pre-requisite of the entire 8-part Trauma-Informed Care 2.0 Training Series. Send an email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enroll in this training. The instructors will verify your pre-requisites, and upon verification, will send you an enrollment link to enroll in the training through BridgeBuilder.