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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.

Since 2012, the Institute has provided trainings to over 1,000 professionals in Ohio across the behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and medical fields (view list of past trainings).

The core feature of Institute’s annual training offering is a series of trainings
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.


2017 Schedule – Save the Date!

TLC Childhood Trauma Training Series

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
w/ Kristine Buffington, LISW
July 17-18 – Columbus

Child, Adolescent, Needs and Strengths (CANS) Certification Training
w/ Dr. John Lyons of Chapin Hall of the University of Chicago
July 26-27 – Columbus

Children of Trauma
w/ Derek Allen of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
June 28 – Columbus

Structured Sensory Interventions
w/ Derek Allen of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
June 29 – Columbus

Trauma Informed Schools
w/ Caelan Soma of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
July 19 – Columbus

Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation
w/ Caelan Soma of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
July 20 – Columbus

Introduction to Journal Therapy
w/ Cherie Spehar of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
August TBD – Columbus

Art Journaling
w/ Cherie Spehar of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
August TBD – Columbus