This training is a free resource for child welfare system caregivers, professionals, advocates, stakeholders and members of the public who are interested in learning about the impact of trauma.

  • Please note this curriculum is a basic introduction to the topics presented. Continuing education is highly encouraged. Please see the information resources provided at the end of the training.
  • This DFPS-approved training may be used to meet two hours of required training for foster caregivers under Residential Child Care Licensing minimum standards.
  • If you are a residential child care provider, please contact your contract manager for more information about training requirements.

To receive a certificate, you must complete the training activities, post-test, and evaluation.

Talking or reading about trauma can be difficult and may cause strong feelings and reactions.

Please take care as you participate in this training. Pay attention to how you are feeling and take breaks as needed.