Supporting Professionals and Communities with Trauma-Informed Practices

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

Equipping professionals with the right tools for trauma counseling. TLC provides training courses, materials and conferences to therapists and other professionals in the United States and around the world. We train and equip professionals and caregivers with the right tools to help guide children, adults, families and communities through the devastating effects of trauma.

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Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents

This book features the Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP®) intervention model, proven in successfully addressing violent situations such as murder, domestic violence, and physical


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Children of Trauma

This course lays the foundation that supports the evidence-based structured sensory interventions TLC developed. The research was completed in school and agency settings to ensure the actual programs could be supported in the environments where children are accessible.


Articles and Research

If you’re caring for or helping a child through a traumatic incident, we’ve got dozens of online resources to meet your needs.

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These articles will help you discover ways to help your child — and yourself. Our online articles offer practical aid for parents of children of all ages, from infants to adolescents.

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These articles are written by professionals for professionals. Read cutting-edge research that will transform the way you care for traumatized children.

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The TLC Blog is a collection of stories for therapists and other professionals that focuses on giving them the right tools to help guide children, adults, families and communities through trauma. Read our blog.

Trauma Assessment - A Key Component to Success

Posted by Jean West on March 31, 2014 in Trauma Assessment category

There is one question that sticks with me from my very first TLC training: What has happened to you? At first glance this seems like such a simple and obvious question we would want to know about the children with whom we work. However, for far too long, I believe too much of our mental health practice has been based on the question, “What is wrong with you?” These questions come from such a fundamentally different perspective.

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Mindful Reverence: The Practice of Being Present, Part 1

Posted by Cherie Spehar on March 17, 2014 in Mindfulness category

Blog by TLC Guest Blogger Cherie Spehar

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