The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) works to achieve its mission to bring out the best in every traumatized child by creating environments where children can flourish.
- Since 1990, TLC has provided training to over 60,000 trauma professionals, thousands have given testimony.
- Every day more than 6,000 TLC Certified Trauma and Loss School Specialists and Clinical Specialists provide TLC interventions and resources to children, adolescents, families, schools and other organizations.
- Published evidence-based research outcomes support the value of TLC school and agency based programs.
- TLC Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP®) interventions were implemented following the Gulf War in Kuwait, the Oklahoma bombing, Wedgewood Baptist Church killings in Texas, 9/11, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the killing of school staff in the presence of students in Iowa and Texas.
- TLC supports the 2009 proposed Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) diagnostic category that defines childhood trauma as a serious developmental life experience not adequately defined by the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder category alone.
- TLC recently became a program of Starr Commonwealth, an international leader in transformational programs for children, families, schools and communities since 1913.