Resources for Professionals

If you do not have experience working with a child who has undergone a traumatic incident, it can be a difficult and frustrating situation for everyone involved. That is why TLC has compiled a variety of articles, books and more that can help professionals work with children who have experienced trauma.

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Articles and Research

Here we have compiled several of our articles and research to help you with the children in your care. We have articles available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Featured Article:
Trauma's Impact on Learning

Research documenting the effects of trauma on learning and behavior has become increasingly available and consistent in its descriptions of the cognitive and behavioral alterations following exposure to trauma.

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Courses, Training and Certification

We have a variety of courses and trainings available to enhance your professional ability using a strength-based approach. TLC certification is also available to make you more comfortable working with traumatized children.

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Books, Online Courses and More

We have a number of books and other resources available for purchase that are designed to help you guide children, families and adults through trauma.

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The TLC Blog

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Trauma Informed Care in a School Setting

Posted by Tara Randall on January 4, 2019 in schools, trauma informed category

It sounds so easy: take care of the student’s needs before trying to educate them…

Practicing trauma informed care in a school setting is challenging. Some students have had years of being unsuccessful in school due to lifelong chronic stress and lack of support. It takes a lot of time, energy and manpower to build resiliency in these students. 

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Post-Traumatic Growth & Resiliency Factors for Children and Adolescents

Posted by Gretchen Miller on November 29, 2018 in connection, posttraumatic growth, PTSD, Resilence, resilience-building category

An overwhelming amount of distressing news and traumatic events are reported everyday in the media and online: natural and human-made disasters, mass shootings and interpersonal violence taking place in communities, schools, families and throughout our country and world. 

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The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Posted by Erin Reed on October 4, 2018 in mind and body, mindful, Mindfulness category

Notice your body. Lengthen your spine by sitting tall and straight. Feel your feet planted on the floor. Focus on your belly and imagine a balloon in that space. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nostrils, imagining the balloon inflating, getting bigger, larger. Hold. Then slowly exhale through your mouth, imagining the balloon deflating. Practice this a few more times. Notice how you are feeling in the present moment. 

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