Our in-school, trauma-focused programs reduce barriers for school children who need access to critical mental health services.
Half of all students in the U.S. have been exposed to at least one traumatic event such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a witness to a violent crime, or living in a household with suicidal, alcoholic, or drug addicted family members.
What is Trauma Informed Care training?
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) training is designed educate teachers and school staff about childhood trauma, how it affects a child’s behavior and ability to learn within the school setting, and how educators can build a system that is more responsive to the needs of school-aged children. TIC strives to shift the underlying question from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
Where is TIC available?
We currently offer TIC training to Norwalk school system teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals.
What is included in the TIC training curriculum?
Participants receive six hours of TIC training including a screening of the documentary film RESILIENCE which explores Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Training can be customized depending on the specific needs of the school/program.
What is ECCP?
Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP®) is an evidence-based program offered throughout the State of Connecticut and designed to offer early childhood educators and families with consultation services focused on the healthy social and emotional development of children. ECCP® consultants work together with teachers and parents of children (birth - age 5) to provide meaningful strategies to help children build skills such as self-regulation, managing emotions, increasing attention, flexible thinking and learning to play and socialize with peers.
What are the goals of ECCP®?
Prevention of child suspension or expulsion from early childhood settings.
Help community childcare providers, educators, and families understand and promote early childhood social emotional development, including challenging behaviors.
Assist in identifying young children’s social emotional needs and respond with appropriate services and referrals.
Address concerns raised by childcare providers, educators, and families.
Provide referrals to community-based education and behavioral health services.