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.
TLC is one of three programs in the Starr Global Learning Network (SGLN). The other two programs are Reclaiming Youth International (RYI) and Glasswing. All of the programs draw on the Circle of Courage® model of positive youth development based on the universal principle that to be emotionally healthy all youth need to experience Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity.
How we train professionals
Resources to help parents and professionals who care for children.
TLC Trauma-Informed Training
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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
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.
Popular for parents
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.
Popular for professionals
These articles are written by professionals for professionals. Read cutting-edge research that will transform the way you care for traumatized children.
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.
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