Trauma Training

 Be part of the healing community for children and families impacted by the foster care system.

Learning trauma-informed care can help children heal and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.
100% of children impacted by foster care experience trauma.
Complex Trauma is when a child experiences abandonment, neglect, and repeated abuse, starting when they were very young and from the people who were supposed to keep them safe.


Working with kids who have experienced trauma is hard work.

Complex trauma impacts so much that traditional methods of parenting, teaching and interacting often don’t work. However, there are specific interventions and approaches, known as trauma-informed care, that can change a child’s life. Training everyone, everywhere in these new ways is the key to creating a trauma-free world.

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Melanie McCracken is a Certified "Trauma Competent Caregiver" Trainer and is a foster/adoptive mom
We offer FREE Trauma Trainings for Churches, Schools & Parents
We’re here to help.


Our FREE one-day training event, Introduction to Trauma Competent Caregiving assists helping professionals, parents, and other caregivers in gaining an understanding of why kids from “hard places” experience the behavioral and emotional challenges they do.


Melanie McCracken works for the South Texas Alliance for Orphans, is certified in Trauma Competent Caregiver by Back2Back Ministries, and is a foster/adoptive mom.

Participants can expect to leave the training with:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of the essential skills of trauma competent care.
  2. New practical strategies, techniques and skills to manage children with a traumatic history.
  3. Resources, handouts, and checklists to utilize in your area of work and/or your family that evening.

CEUs are available for Licensed Professional Counselors, foster families, adopting families, and childcare providers.

Want to host a Trauma Training at your church or organization?

We are able to offer these trainings for FREE because of the generosity of our donors. Fill out this form with as much information as you can so we can see how we can best serve you and your team.