The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in partnership with WestEd, is delighted to announce the launch of a two-hour online professional development module designed for early learning and care professionals in all roles and all settings. Please spread the word and share this information with your colleagues. This introductory module, offered in multiple languages, includes engaging, interactive online learning experiences that present current and practical content to support effective trauma informed practices. The module includes purposeful activities, tools for reflection, and resources that extend the learning experience. In addition, a 30-minute module for facilitators will be available to support professionals using the 2-hour modules to guide others’ professional learning. The modules will launch in two phases and be available on California Early Childhood Online (CECO).

Trauma Informed Practice: Relationships at the Center of Promoting Children’s Well-Being and Healing is available now in English and Spanish, with Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese coming soon.

The related 30-minute facilitator module in English will be launched in December 2023. To find these modules, scroll to “What’s New” on the CECO landing page or use the Module catalog.