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Trauma Informed Care Courses and Endorsement

The Office of Licensing is committed to assisting child care professionals and programs in implementing trauma-informed care for families they serve. To enroll in any of these courses, log into your Child Care Training Student Account. See the below course offerings and endorsement that are available on this topic.


Courses


Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Professionals (TICC)

The goal of this 5-hour online course is to provide child care professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to handle the impacts of traumatic events on the children and families they serve. For this 5-hour course, 0.5 CEUs may be earned.

Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD)

The goal of this 40-hour instructor-led course is to assist child care programs in implementing trauma-informed care for families they serve. This multi-session course requires the completion of outside assignments and readings. Upon completion, child care program directors will form a community of practice to address the principles of trauma-informed care, supports necessary to work with child care personnel and families, and the importance of self-care. For this 40-hour course, 4.0 CEUs may be earned. This course can be used to meet the Florida Director Credential Renewal requirements.

Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors -Hybrid (TICDHI)

The goal of this 40-hour hybrid course is to assist child care programs in implementing trauma-informed care for the families they serve. Offered in a hybrid learning environment of both online and instructor-led sessions, this multi-session course requires the completion of outside assignments and readings. Upon completion, child care program directors will form a community of practice to address the principles of trauma-informed care, supports necessary to work with child care personnel and families, and the importance of self-care. For this 40-hour course, 4.0 CEUs may be earned. This course can be used to meet the Florida Director Credential Renewal requirements.

Note: Enrollment in this course is a multi-step process. You must login to your student training account, select “Instructor Led Courses Enroll” in your Personal Menu, and search for the TICD Hybrid Instructor Led (TICDHI) course. Students may need to check back as this course is not always available. Student can check with their local TCA to inquire about upcoming offerings. Once the TICDHI course has been paid for, the online portion of the course (TICDH) will populate in your student account under “Online Courses Enroll” as an “In-service” option.


Endorsement


Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Director Credential Endorsement

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To earn the endorsement, you must successfully complete:
- Florida Director Credential
- TICC: Online 5-hour DCF Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Professionals (0.5 CEUs available)
AND
You must also complete one of the following courses:
- TICD: Instructor-led 40-hour DCF Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors
(4.0 CEUs available)
- TICDHI: Hybrid 40-hour DCF Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors
(4.0 CEUs available)