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Trauma Competent Caregiver Training


LCC International University in partnership with international non-profit organization “Back2Back ministries” welcomes professionals (social workers, psychologists, therapists, children rights specialists, healthcare professionals, teachers, juvenile justice system specialists), potential and present foster/adoptive families and volunteer caregivers to three-day Trauma Competent Caregiver (TCC) training.


The aim of the training is to equip people, who work and care for children with the background of adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, natural and man made disasters, systemic effects and etc. Building Trauma Competent Caregivers is a nine module (24 academic hours) of interactive training series, which brings theory and practice in one. TCC curriculum has been translated into 7 languages and has reached over 58 countries. Since 2018 Latvian national government has approved TCC as one of the main training curriculums for foster and adoptive families.

Upon completion of the training, participants will understand the goals of child welfare, essential skills of trauma competent care and potential lifetime impact of trauma on development. They will also be able to recognize how childhood traumatic stress is exacerbated by ongoing stressors in a child’s life, identify coping responses, strengths and protective factors that promote positive adjustment among traumatized children. Participants will be able to identify new strategies, techniques and skills to respond to challenging behaviors of children with a traumatic history and learn to promote their own self-care.


Dr. David Schooler - author and trainer of Trauma Competent Caregiver curriculum, individual counselor for adults, who have experienced a lifetime impact of early childhood trauma. He has a background in counseling and theology, his doctorate was written in Biblical Counseling. Since 2008 David is recognized as affiliate Faculty Member in International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.

Jayne E. Schooler - author and trainer of Trauma Competent caregiver curriculum, educator of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), author and co-author of eight books in field of child welfare including Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Parenting in Transracial Adoption. Since 2008 Jayne is recognized as affiliate Faculty Member in International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.

Julie Cooper - director of Child Development at Back2Back ministries and TCC trainer nationally and internationally. Her training passion focuses on understanding the impact of trauma on youth and strategies to care for them well whether in biological families, foster care homes, institutional care or schools. She is currently doing her Doctorate in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

Other professionals and experts in the field from Baltics and USA will join to support the launch of the program.

DATES: September 12-14, 2019

TIME: 9:00- 18:00

ADDRESS: LCC International University, Neumann Hall, Kretingos g. 36, Klaipėda, Lithuania.

LANGUAGE: English. During the training simultaneous translation into Lithuanian language will be provided.

PRICE: 150EUR. The price includes: participant handouts, lunch, coffee/tea and snack breaks through out the day. Scholarships are available for foster and adoptive parents.

CERTIFICATION: Certificates of completion of 24 academic hours training will be issued at the end of the event.



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