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Kids for Peace

 Trauma Informed Practice (TIPS) 

Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)

and Cultural Safety Training

The Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) is investing in training to improve the skills and knowledge of front-line service providers, program managers, administrators, and Executive Directors of agencies that contract with MCFD to deliver foundational programs for children and youth with special needs.


This Trauma Informed Practice Cultural Safety (TIP/CS) training will focus on three key themes:

  1. Building Indigenous cultural competency and an understanding of how the legacy of colonization and intergenerational trauma impacts early childhood development for Indigenous children

  2. Building an understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impact brain development and can lead to developmental delay

  3. Developing the capacity to deliver services in trauma-informed and culturally-safe ways

BCACDI has the privilege of leading the development and delivery of this training. The Training Plan was developed via an Advisory Committee including a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous representation from: foundational programs (Aboriginal Infant Development Program, Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Supported Child Development, Supported Child Development, Early Intervention Therapies); agency leadership, urban and rural service providers, trauma-informed practice expertise; cultural-safety expertise; and knowledge translation expertise.

The Training Plan consists of 3 components:

Regional Workshops
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2-day workshops will be delivered across the Province starting in February 2019. These workshops will be free and open to service providers and managers working for agencies that contract with MCFD to deliver foundational programs for children and youth with special needs (e.g. - AIDP/IDP; ASCDP/SCDP; Early Intervention Therapies). 

Workshop details >

Travel & accommodations support details >

  • February 11, 12th - Courtenay

  • February 14, 15th - Victoria

  • February 19,20th - Kelowna

  • February 21, 22nd - Richmond

  • February 25, 26th - Delta

  • March 5, 6th - Terrace

  • March 11, 12th - Fort St John

  • March 14, 15th - Prince George

  • April 11, 12th - Chilliwack


Space is limited and participation is via invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact:

Jason Gordon at BCACDI


Online Resources

There are many excellent online resources with a focus on trauma informed practice and cultural safety. This project is in the process of compiling free and accessible resources, selecting the best, and making them available in an easy to navigate online library. The online resources library will be completed by March 2019.

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Champions Program

We want to ensure the workshops and online resources delivered via the TIP/CS Training Plan are accompanied by an infrastructure to support implementation of new knowledge and skills in our sector. We are looking for individuals involved with foundational program service delivery that are passionate about trauma informed practice and cultural safety. You should also have a desire to learn, to lead, and to support your colleagues translate new knowledge to practice. TIP/CS Champions will receive additional training and techniques on how to support knowledge translation and brokering. Champions will also be expected to be leaders on the implementation of trauma informed practice and cultural safety in their regions. More information about the Champions program will be available in January 2019, with recruitment starting shortly thereafter.

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If you have any questions regarding the TIP/CS Training Program please contact the BCACDI Provincial Advocate, Jason Gordon, via email or phone: 250-212-0305.

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