Upcoming Trainings

Now Accepting Registrations for our 2021 April Training Series Workshop!

* Space is limited to 60 guests per workshop

This TIEC Summit provides in-depth, trauma-informed training for educators and other practitioners whose agencies service children and their families. Participates will be exposed to current information and practices aligned with a trauma-informed lens.

Special Winter Pricing! Only $50 per participant.

ACT 48 Approved

Administrative, Act 48 reporting fees waived – a $25 savings!


If you are requesting PA credits approved by NASW PA for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors, please access the evaluation form using the link below and follow the instructions on it. You will evaluate the conference and send the evaluation form along with CEU payment ($15 for members of NASW and $25 for non-members) directly to NASW-PA, not to TIEC,

NASW PA must verify your virtual attendance to award CEUs. Your virtual attendance will be verified by NASW PA through the TIEC virtual Admission Roster which TIEC will send to NASW PA after the conference ends. NASW PA will use it place of the on site Sign-In Sheet for in-person events.

Non- Discrimination Statement

TIEC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Price for one presentation: $50

The Trauma Informed Professional

This presentation provides an understanding of trauma as an impediment to academic and social performance. It defines trauma, shares risk factors associated with the occurrence of trauma, demonstrates the ways in which trauma impedes school performance, and provides insights into non-clinical approaches that mitigate trauma as an impediment to school performance.

More Joy, Less Stress! How Relationships Mitigate the Impact of Trauma in Classroom

The Relational Bank Account: Investing in Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

Relationships in schools have a profound impact on the well-being, achievement, and retention of both students and teachers. Despite their critical importance, most teachers receive little to no training on how to develop positive relationships with their students. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about The Relational Bank Account, a theoretical framework for developing stronger relationships with students. Participants in this session will have opportunities to practice specific relational skills that are relevant for every classroom. Finally, participants will learn about the real-time, relational skills coaching program that is strengthening teacher-student relationships and improving work satisfaction for teachers.

Effects of Stress & Trauma on Learning

Educators in a trauma-informed setting must fully understand the impacts of trauma in a developing student brain, as it relates to the ability of a student to learn. This session will review the impacts of trauma on student growth and how complex trauma and PTS symptoms impede in a young person’s ability to function in the classroom. This session will discuss best practices for creating trauma-informed learning spaces and how a trauma-informed approach to teaching can have profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, despite their trauma.

​Secondary Trauma: The Exposure of Educators, Health and Human Service Workers, and First Responders to the Trauma of Others, Its Effects, and the Need for Self Care

Secondary Trauma, or Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), is the effect that exposure to another’s trauma can have on someone else, whether a bystander, friend, family member, professional caregiver, or one who is in close or distant proximity. The focus of this workshop is on the exposure to the trauma of others whose exposure occurs while providing a service in the workplace. Essential to mitigating the effects of Secondary Trauma is self-care, or purposefully engaging in activities or experiences demonstrated to create emotional safety and effect calm, and ideally, securing institutional or organizational resiliency programming.

Racial Trauma

Race-based stressors that are experienced by People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) individuals cannot be ignored. Attendees will receive an unbiased explanation of racial-trauma, explore how it exist in our schools, and learn what teachers can do to mitigate these stressors when witnessed – whether you are an ally, bystander, or an ethnic minority. This presentation also includes an activity that explains the complexity of race-based stress and another that promotes an understanding of privilege without promoting a sense of shame in non-minority members.

Implicit Bias

Implicit biases are pervasive. Everyone has them, even people with publicly admitted commitments to impartiality such as judges. Left unchecked, our biases have the ability to escalate into attitudes and behaviors that can cause intended or unintended harm to the students and families we serve. The purpose of this presentation is to assist participants in developing the knowledge and skills we need as educators to be a threat to the existence of bias and inequity in our schools.