Drew CDC is responsible for leading and coordinating the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) training throughout Los Angeles County. Specifically, we direct the TIC training within the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children, a.k.a. the Bridge Program. This training is conducted in partnership with Child Care Alliance Los Angeles and the County’s eight Resource and Referral (R&R) agencies.
The primary goal of the TIC Bridge Program is to prepare child care providers, especially in the foster care system, with the knowledge and skills to support children who may display dysregulated behavior due to early childhood trauma. By doing so, Drew CDC helps keep more foster children in stable childcare placements throughout Los Angeles County.
Drew CDC utilizes a “train-the-trainer” model to provide trauma-informed training and coaching to support Bridge staff working within the R&R agencies. The Drew CDC Bridge Coordination team educates staff to deliver evidence-based training on TIC strategies in early childhood education, as well as provide specialized TIC coaching to childcare providers.
If you’re a child care professional looking to further develop your skills, the TIC Bridge Program has much to offer.
- Provide insights into how to support children who have experienced trauma
- Describe how trauma affects the developing brain
- Teach skills for communicating and building rapport with children
- Connect you with resources and referral options for further TIC
Since the official start of the program in late 2018, over 5,000 childcare providers across Los Angeles County have benefited from the TIC services made possible by Drew CDC and our partners. By educating our communities’ professionals, we are pleased to play our part in upgrading the life-changing care our children receive.
Hear From Real Families Who Count on Us for Their Child Care Needs.
“Everyone should attend TIC training in some form. The benefits really can’t be measured!”- Anonymous CCP Trainee
“Even more than helping me to understand the children, it also helped me to deal with myself.”- Anonymous CCP Trainee
“Children need time and patience to begin a healing process. There are no bad children.”- Anonymous CCP Trainee
“The content of the training was so rich, updated with the latest findings and research. It was so interesting, useful and filled with practical knowledge.”- Anonymous CCP Trainee
“Every week of training brought a new “Ah Ha” moment to the table.”- Anonymous CCP Trainee
“I have a Master’s in Education, yet I never had a class throughout college or anything that taught me about what I learned through this very valuable series.”- Anonymous CCP Trainee