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Trainings that Fit Your Needs 

DCAC staff have continued to provide customized trainings in a variety of virtual forms since the onset of COVID-19. We provide trainings and consultation for professionals and community members about the causes of trauma, its impact on children, and how to build trauma-sensitive environments in day care, schools, homes, and anywhere that children live, learn and play. Our staff are qualified to provide trainings in a range of topics, many of which are listed below. DCAC offers great flexibility - including sessions in Spanish - to meet the needs of organizations throughout the state. Scroll to the end of this page to see a full listing of training options.

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We specialize in supporting adults who are not mental health specialists but who work with traumatized children—day care providers, educators, foster parents, and people in law enforcement and social services. Even with the best intentions, adults can exacerbate, rather than ameliorate, child trauma, especially if they are unaware that the child is traumatized.

Some training sessions qualify for continuing education credits.


Training Topics

The following workshop topics form DCAC’s core training curriculum. Workshops may be offered as is or customized to the specific needs of individual organizations. We are also happy to create new topics as needed. The majority of DCAC’s trainings are available in Spanish upon request.

Click here to read descriptions of some of our most popular offerings. If you are interested in a training topic not described in that pdf (scroll down to see a full list of options), or if you have any other questions, contact Raquel Hernandez at for more information.  


*Beginner     ^Intermediate    #Advanced

  • Trauma-Informed Care *^#
  • Trauma: Impact on the Developing Mind and Brain*
  • Invisible Trauma: The Trauma We Carry with Us Every Day*
  • Unconventional & Creative Strategies for Helping Traumatized Children and Their Families^
  • Two-Generational Approach to Trauma: From Chaos and Despair to the Promise of a Brighter Future#
  • Supporting Traumatized Children in the Classroom*
  • Developmental Impact of Early Adverse Childhood Experiences^
  • Vicarious Trauma: The Impact on You When Working with Traumatized Children#
  • Is Trauma Hereditary? The Impact of Multi-Generational Trauma^
  • Toxic Love: When Offenders Enter the Family System^


  • Childhood Sexuality: From Normal to Problematic and Abusive*
  • Problematic Sexualized Behaviors: Advanced Interventions#
  • How to Talk to Kids about Sexual Development*


  • Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect*
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention*
  • Internet Safety*
  • The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children During the Pandemic*
  • A Developmental-Contextual Approach to Child Sexual Abuse#
  • Case Studies^
  • The Impact of Maltreatment^


  • Promoting Childhood Resilience through Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & Mindfulness*
  • Mindfulness and Stress Management*
  • Childhood Interrupted A Developmentally Informed, Biologically Respectful Approach^
  • Conscious Discipline*
  • Self-regulation and coping skills for children^
  • Trauma-Sensitive Interventions*
  • Positive Discipline for Challenging Times*
  • Raising Resilient, Happy Children*^#


  • Secondary Trauma in the Workplace*^
  • The Price of the Ticket: An Immigrant's Journey of Loss, Grief, and Assimilation#
  • Talking to Children About Immigration Issues^
  • But It’s Contagious! The Impact and Effects of Working and/or Living with Traumatized Children^
  • Addressing Human Trafficking of Minors*^#
  • Case Studies^
  • Coping with Anxiety and Depression During Challenging Times*
  • Medical Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect: When a Medical Examination Is Needed^