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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The Positive Power of Play

Posted by Kimberly Hodges on April 22, 2019 in play category

Three Benefits of Social Media in Times of Crisis

Posted by Gretchen M. Miller on March 18, 2019

Traumatic events that are in the form of natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes or flooding, and human created disasters related to disease outbreak, terrorism, gun violence and other occurrences of mass violence, can have an immense impact on mental health and vulnerability to traumatic stress. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-SAMHSA, 2019)

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The Helper's Charge to Recharge: Doing and Becoming Our Best

Posted by Jennifer Sloan on February 20, 2019 in resilience, self care category

Recently a teenage client asked me a question that threw me, unexpectedly. (Over the years, I’ve amassed a considerable anthology of examples on what makes them famous for this gift, so it’s not an easy thing to do these days!)

I attended an engaging group session on characteristics of community and racial trauma, after which the group’s therapist allotted time for a “Q and A” between her adolescent clients and me, their guest. One member asked me, “How do you deal with trauma?” 

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