Becoming Trauma Informed: A foundational course for professionals who work with young children

Designed to:

Inform children’s service professionals across services about the impact of trauma on young children.     

Impress upon children’s service professionals that it is both vital and possible to recognize and address trauma in very young children.

Inspire children's service professionals to learn more about and develp skills to provide trauma-informed practice.

What people are saying about Becoming Trauma Informed:

“This training went right to the heart of the client work we do!”


"Extremely helpful information!"

"Lots of good information that connected to situations in the real world."

"It realted to my job directly."

Becoming Trauma Informed Part I

A half day workshop that introduces professionals to the language, values, and skills needed to begin providing trauma informed practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Definitions of trauma, psychological trauma, vicarious trauma and trauma informed care
    The impact of trauma on early childhood development and across the life span
    Normal brain development and the impact of trauma on brain development
    Signs and symptoms of trauma in young children
    Techniques for creating safety for children exposed to trauma
    Techniques for calming and grounding those impacted by trauma

Becoming Trauma Informed Part II

A workshop that builds upon the foundational information about the impact of trauma on children provided in Part I.  Part II moves from theory and science to behavior and practice, offering strategies for child-serving professionals caring for children who have experienced trauma. 

Part II uses a framework developed by Mulitplying Connections called CAPPD which stands for Calm, Attuned, Present, Predictable and Do not let the child's emotions escalate your own.  CAPPD is based on five skills Dr. Bruce Perry has identified as essential for caregivers who work with young children affected by trauma.  The curriculum provides multiple opportunities for professionals to learn and practice the CAPPD skills.

For more information about the Becoming Trauma Informed training, please contact:

Leslie Lieberman, MSW, or 215-246-5444.