Our Trainings

All of our training opportunities engage and equip caregivers, stakeholders, and the child welfare system at large with tools to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma.

Trauma-informed care makes a difference.

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What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:

  • experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect

  • witnessing violence in the home or community

  • having a family member attempt or die by suicide

ACEs are common. About 61% of adults surveyed across 25 states reported that they had experienced at least one type of ACE, and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more types of ACEs.

Preventing ACEs could potentially reduce a large number of health conditions. For example, up to 1.9 million cases of heart disease and 21 million cases of depression could have been potentially avoided by preventing ACEs.

Some children are at greater risk than others. Women and several racial/ethnic minority groups were at greater risk for having experienced 4 or more types of ACEs.

ACEs are costly. The economic and social costs to families, communities, and society totals hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

SOURCE: CDC - Adverse Childhood Experiences

Trauma Training Opportunities


Trust Based Relational Intervention is an attachment-based, trauma-informed tool for children from hard places.