Little sad child in outdoor.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, childhood trauma is defined as: “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Just under half (45 percent) of children in the United States have experienced at least one ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience), and one in ten children nationally has experienced three or more ACEs, placing them in a category of especially high risk1.  It is vital for parents, schools, and communities to understand how to support these children.

The Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC) strives to improve the lives of children who have experienced trauma by providing high quality training opportunities for both families and professionals.  Trainings are available for Special Education Surrogate Parents, DCF Foster/Adoptive parents,  professional development for educators, and others.

Full-day, half-day and two hour workshop are available. Below are  some of the workshops titles offered:

  • Developmental Childhood Trauma: Impact on Academic Performance
  • Basic Rights in Special Education: Students with Complex Trauma
  • Trauma Sensitive IEPs

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