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For many, trauma-informed care has become synonymous with professional development seminars that do not move the needle, frustrated teachers who are tired of hearing about grace, and fluffy feel-good sentiments that do not help practically.

The Doering Institute is here to change all of that.  

We offer everything from one-hour training sessions to school-wide holistic implementation programs.


Are you a school leader looking for a framework for HOW to implement trauma-informed education in your program, school, or district? Our holistic program will help you implement trauma-informed care the right way, right away. 


This self-paced online training course brings the basics of trauma-informed education in an easy-to-understand, ready-to-implement format. We are all about the no-BS, no-fluff, 100% value kind of training that you wish all of your professional development was about! 


This printable e-workbook download brings you everything you need to get started with trauma-informed education basics. This is a simple introduction to trauma-informed education practices, gives you clear examples of how these practices are put into place, and allows you the space to consider simple changes that make a huge impact.


Trauma-informed care in schools is a culture shift that encourages both grace and high expectations for students who have experienced difficult things, informed by an understanding of how trauma impacts student brains and behavior.

There is a common misconception about trauma-informed care that goes like this: trauma-informed care is just about releasing students from consequences from their behaviors. This is likely because there are several prominent groups that believe that this is the best path forward for trauma-impacted students.  However, there is no data to support that the complete removal of consequences will lead to better outcomes for these students. In fact, high behavioral and academic expectations are beneficial for students who have been through hard things.

  At The Doering Institute, our model of trauma-informed care gives grace for mistakes and maintains high expectations for students.   (And we are careful to talk about the differences between high expectations and unrealistic expectations.) 

The Doering Institute provides a comprehensive program to help infuse trauma-informed care into your school culture. This is not a one-hour training session--it is a commitment to a shift in mindset and culture within your school to care for the most vulnerable students and encourage positive mental health, social emotional wellness, and compassion for others.

For schools that are committed to an investment in the future of students who have experienced trauma, TDI provides service packages that will assist you at every phase. While services can be purchased individually (e.g. training for administrators, staff training, or our culture assessment), the best value is in our comprehensive care package that gives us the privilege of working with you throughout the process, start to finish.

Our comprehensive package includes help at every step of the six-step process, including:

(1) Survey of school staff, with anonymized results and a comprehensive report for school leaders and the implementation team, including suggestions for how to address pain points and a practical plan for school leaders based on the results

(2) Self-paced, online training for school leadership, teachers, and staff with printable certificates of completion

(3) "Ask an expert" Q&A panel with TDI staff following the training sessions for school staff

(4) Resources for the collaboration phase and hands-on facilitation available if needed

(5) Follow-up surveys and reports to determine growth and areas for improvement

We offer significant discounts for schools purchasing the entire package because we believe that the process works best when the six-step plan is implemented in its entirety. There are discounts available for school districts that desire to implement the program in more than one school. Want a custom quote for your setting? Fill out the form below and we will send you a quote!


Get real help for implementing trauma-informed care with practical resources and research-based practices. No fluff, no BS. Just real help.


We know that a lot of training is all about the buzzwords, but we care more about lasting culture shifts that bring about change.


You want to change the world. We do, too. And we can do it together by learning how to care better for kids who have been through hard things.


We value relationship. Not just your relationships with your students, but our relationship to you! We are here to help every step of the way!

I think [the trauma-informed care guide] is overall brilliant because it is sooooo accessible, straightforward and easy to put to immediate use.

-S.A., Teacher

I liked your words to guide us through basic trauma informed practice: Grace and high expectations. Brilliant. I just don’t see this being taught anywhere. 

-California Teacher