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Trauma-Informed Care 2.0 Core Series

This foundational 8-part training series explores Trauma-Informed Care in early childhood settings. Each module will help you better understand and support a child that has experienced trauma. ECE competency covered in this training series include: Child Development and Learning, Relationships, Interactions and Guidance; Family and Community Engagement; and Professionalism.

All trainings are LIVE via Zoom and/or in-person, depending on community needs. The Core training series is designed and recommended to be completed in consecutive order as a cohort, however, you can also take individual training modules in any order. The languages offered for the training series will be in English, Spanish and English with live Spanish translation. In order to enroll in the Historical Trauma and/or SEEDS Series, you must complete the TIC Core 8-Module training series.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after each training module and a Certificate of Completion after completing the entire series. Additionally, participants who have a California Early Care & Education Workforce Registry ID number will also receive 2 to 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 Trauma-Informed Care 2.0 training series flyer here.

TRAINING MODULE TOPICS AND DATES

**New Series Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:00-7:30PM, May – June 2024**

Orientation to the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children
English with Live Spanish Translation – May 28, 2024
This training discusses the challenges faced by children in the Foster Care system and reviews key findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences study.  This training also introduces the concept of trauma-informed care as a best-practices for ECE settings that is being utilized in the Bridge Program.  Various components of the Bridge program are discussed as well as the professional development that is available through the Los Angeles County TIC Bridge trainings series. Register for the Orientation module here: https://tinyurl.com/bde23yax

Module 1: How Trauma Impacts Development, Part 1
English with Live Spanish Translation – May 30, 2024
This training introduces the concept of trauma-informed care and begins to discuss the impact of trauma on a child’s early development, particularly as it relates to brain development and the formation of the regulatory system. Register for Module 1 here: https://tinyurl.com/4mcrzjv9

Module 2: How Trauma Impacts Development, Part 2
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 4, 2024
This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care and continues the discussion of how trauma impacts a child’s early development, particularly as it relates to the stress response system, sensory system and attachment. Register for Module 2 here:  https://tinyurl.com/ycx286aj

Module 3: Identifying Childhood Trauma
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 6, 2024
This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care as it helps providers identify trauma behaviors in young children.  Providers will learn about explicit and implicit memories as well as normal stress responses in children.  Specific examples of dysregulated behaviors will be provided and strategies to create a safe environment for children will be discussed. Register for Module 3 here:  https://tinyurl.com/3hdajpb7

Module 4: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 1
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 11, 2024
This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care by helping providers understand the message behind a child’s behavior and provides strategies to be more empathetic with all children.  Providers will learn the importance of using empathy with a child who is showing challenging behavior. Register for Module 4 here: https://tinyurl.com/5d4mx74z

Module 5: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 2
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 13, 2024

This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care by helping providers promote executive functioning in children and by providing strategies to build healthy attachments between a child and a primary caregiver.  Trauma specific strategies that assist in soothing a dysregulated child will also be discussed. Register for Module 5 here: https://tinyurl.com/27zcc76e

 

Module 6: Strengthening Families
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 18, 2024
This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care by helping providers understand the risks and protective factors related to serving a Bridge child. Specific strategies for strengthening families are provided, offering more ways to engage the families of children in your care. Register for Module 6 here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2h5ja4

Module 7: Self-Care for Providers
English with Live Spanish Translation – June 20, 2024
This training builds on the concept of trauma-informed care by helping providers understand how self-care impacts daily interactions with a child. Stress reducing strategies are also provided, offering more ways to help a childcare provider navigate the impact of working with children and families. Register for Module 7 here: https://tinyurl.com/3ssw74z9

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Enrollment is managed through our online Learning Management System – BridgeBuilder. In order to enroll in an individual module or the entire training series, participants will need to first create a BridgeBuilder account.

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

After creating a Bridge Builder account, signing in or resetting your password, participants can use the enrollment links to enroll in the entire training series or individual modules. Participants may also use Bridge Builder to search for and enroll in individual training modules.

    • Enroll in the entire 8-part Trauma-Informed Care Core Training Series in English with live Spanish Translation: tinyurl.com/2p85u7dt

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

The Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles also has user guide here.

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