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Founded in 2012, the Ohio Childhood Trauma Institute offers professional trainings to empower therapists, caregivers, agencies, and schools to bring out the best in children who have experienced trauma and to create healthy and supportive environments for them to grow.

Bill Steele, TLC Founder, trains a group in 2015

William Steele, TLC Founder, trains a group in 2015

Each year, the Institute offers multiple trainings, conferences, and workshops that provide in-depth, practical training on innovative approaches, evidence-based practices, and lessons learned from providers and caregivers.

The Institute has provided trainings to over 1,200 professionals in Ohio across the behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and medical fields (view list of past trainings).

The centerpiece of the Institute is the TLC training series held in Columbus, Ohio conducted by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC).  This training curriculum is built on the TLC’s evidence-based practice, the SITCAP.


Trainings are tailored for social workers, counselors, psychologists, school officials, and other professionals who work with children who have experienced trauma or loss.