Training

Children’s Bureau can train your agency!

Safe Sleep
How to keep a sleeping child safe is crucial information for parents. The goal of this program is to decrease the number of infant deaths pertaining to unsafe sleep practices. Classes are offered once a month, and coverage includes:
  • safe sleep principles for newborns and infants
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • updated best practices for using cribs, pacifiers, sleep sacks and other baby items.
Participants receive an Infant Survival Kit which includes one pack-n-play, a wearable blanket, a pacifier and take-home recommendations.
To be eligible families must either:
  • be identified by a community agency or other entity as being without the resources to provide a safe sleep environment for their child, or
  • be identified by a community agency as being in need of educational resources about safe sleep principles.
Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

Stewards of Children is a nationally recognized child sexual abuse prevention training created by Darkness to Light. This two-hour training will teach you to recognize the signs of sexual abuse and how to intervene and react responsibly. Schedule a training at your organization today or see our upcoming community events by clicking on the "Register Now" button.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by age 18.
  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually on the internet.
  • There are an estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in America today.

QUESTIONS:
Contact Heather Wildrick-Holman at stewardsofchildren@childrensbureau.org or  317.870.3267 x605

For training in Spanish, contact Clara Contreras at ccontreras@childrensbureau.org or 317.258.3110

Reactive Attachment Training

Take CHANCES for Kids! is a three day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). The goals of the CHANCES trainings are to equip professionals with tools that empower them to better understand what it takes for a child to attach.

Participants will take away knowledge and treatment strategies that you can put into practice immediately. You’ll learn about:

  • Attachment theory, emotional regulation and the attachment cycle
  • Assessment and intervention techniques for families
  • Adult attachment and parenting styles
  • Coordinating Attachment and Permanency (CAP) curriculum

*Take CHANCES for Kids trainings are fee based and must be arranged through Brooke Clawson at bclawson@childrensbureau.org. Thank you.

Trauma Informed Training

TACTICS (Treating All Clients with Trauma-Informed Care Strategies) is a one day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.

Participants will learn about:

  • The different types of trauma and effects of trauma exposure
  • The meaning of the acronym "NEAR" as it pertains to trauma
  • Identifying the relevance of the ACE Study
  • The effects that trauma can have on the brain
  • Identifying at least three ways to heal from trauma

TACTICS training is fee based for up to 30 participants and CEUs are offered.

Take Time for Kids: Trauma Informed Care Training is a three-day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.

Participants will learn:

  • Assessment and intervention techniques for families affected by trauma
  • Effects of trauma on brain development
  • The four tenets of trauma informed care
  • Avoiding secondary/vicarious trauma
  • Creating trauma informed organizations and systems

Take Time for Kids training is fee based and CEUs are offered. Both training's can be be arranged through Brooke Clawson at bclawson@childrensbureau.org. Thank you.