Become deeply trauma-informed.

Reduce the time, trauma, and costs of healing for everyone, everywhere.


If you’re lucky enough that your life is free from adversity, you know someone whose life isn’t. And if you work in the skilled helping professions, like teaching, counseling, healthcare, or customer service–you’re working with people who are overwhelmed every day.

The Trauma-Informed Academy is for everyone. It’s for people who want a well-rounded perspective on how “what happens” informs who we become and how we can change that.  And our NEW Trauma Responsive System  model helps folks at all levels with core knowledge and skills that helps them strengthen existing skills like self-awareness, self-regulation, communication, and using inner connections for self-soothing. Accessible, easy, and effective!

  • The information is informed by evidence, from many different disciplines (anthropology, sociology, the psychologies, education and more.
  • Where ever you are and who ever you care for, the information and tools in The Trauma Informed Academy are more practical and helpful than you can imagine, and have been used by people we serve for over 30 years.
  • We’re adding more courses every month, and we offer many ways you can invest. Connect with us now.
  • The knowledge and skills are more than just ideas. They work. Try them and see–whether you’re managing things that happened in your life, or the effects of working with others, they’re for everyone.

Social services / mental health series
This series of courses is for the folks who provide care to people receiving assistance or mental health services.  They’re also great for everyone, and they’re non-pathologizing!

We offer the Trauma-Responsive System online and in person for professional and personal development,and frequent Zoom-based training  including these courses:

— Trauma Informed Care: the Basics
— Growing the Self-Capacities
— Resilience and Self-Care
— Coping with Change

Educators’ series
Our founder, Elizabeth Power, is a 4th generation educator. Instead of teaching what she wants to, she surveyed reacher for their needs. You spoke, we listened.

We’ve condensed our curriculum, dropped the prerequisites, and offer our Professional Development courses both through Zoom and in person (and everyone’s health comes first).

Our general PD course, which is one day (or two half days) is Trauma Responsive Teaching from an educator’s perspective.

This course  covers the basics of Trauma-Informed Care and how to translate them to action in the how to use the TRE2M model of trauma-responsive enrivonemtn and engagement to help with classroom management!

Healthcare track
Four additional courses that MDs, PAs, NPs, nurses and allied health professionals need for more effective provider-patient relationships and care. Webinar and onsite available.

Faith communities
Where do hurt people go? The first place is often their faith leader and faith community. This five course series helps faith leaders in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions think through the impact of trauma on their communities and how to respond. Zoom programs only at the present time, starting with

–The Sacredness of Trauma
–Creating Sacred Rituals for Healing

Friends and family
Every neighborhood and community can become Trauma-Responsive without becoming nosy neighbors or setting up a stand for counseling. These courses help you learn how!

The Trauma Responsive System
A model for people whose lives have been changed by traumatic experiences (including professional helpers). These tools and techniques, when practiced, make life easier. The popular award-winning ASk© series and more!


1-25What is trauma informed care?

Get familiar with the way the APA, ICD-10 and a leading non-profit define trauma–and the different ways to count how many people experience traumatic events. You’ll also get an overview of the impact of trauma, which leads to the definition of Trauma-Informed Care, and close with an interactive scenario about TIC.

2-25How have models of care evolved?

Models are part of everyday life, and in this course, you’ll learn why and who uses them. We’ll offer a brief history of the world of mental health, describe four key models, differentiate them from TIC and finally explore two key barriers to adjusting current models in use.

3-25Where is being trauma informed helpful and why?

Healthcare, education, social services and more—all areas of life where TIC is helpful if not critical. This course details several and why we need to talk about creating Trauma-Responsive Systems instead of just being Trauma-Informed. From customer service to neighborhood living, TRS is the movement we need for a healthier future.

4-25What changes when we become Trauma-Informed?

Changes in language, thinking, and acting are required to become TI and create TRS. This class introduces how changes in words, policy, process, environment and more can foster healing and reduce the impact of trauma.

5-25Critical impact: the ACEs study

The final course in the Core Courses reviews the most important research of our time, the ACEs Study. You’ll learn the basics of the study, implications in healthcare, education, and industry, the natural limits of the study and more.


“We’re surrounded by traumatic experiences at every turn, from natural disaster to genocide, trafficking, abuse, war, and more. The impact on health, learning, and earning is profound. Whether it’s trauma with a ‘big T’ or a ‘little t’, becoming trauma-responsive is the most important movement of our time.”

Elizabeth Power, M.Ed.

Founder, The Trauma-Informed Academy (and primary course author)

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