Trauma informed care is vital for those working among the world’s hurting children today. Of the 2.2 billion children in the world, an estimated two-thirds are at risk or in crisis due to abandonment, neglect, abuse, and exploitation. Unfortunately, those who work with children in crisis often feel ill-equipped to help children with their traumatic experiences.
In 2004, Crisis Care Training International (CCTI) was birthed by Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn in response to a cry for help – caregivers, practitioners and church leaders expressed their heartbreak over the many traumatized children in their midst and said that they felt powerless to help them. They also expressed their concern that these children were not in a place to receive the hope of God because they had no concept of a heavenly Father.
Who we are
The trainers of CCTI bring decades of experience personally working with children in crisis throughout the world. We have facilitated trauma training in over 20 countries. Our training is always adapted to cultural context and your individual and organizational needs.
What we do
CCTI trains caregivers, practitioners and church leaders. We train non-clinical personnel, educators, government workers and members of aid organizations. CCTI provides accessible, entry-level trauma care training for those who have ongoing contact with children at risk and children in crisis.
We believe that it is imperative for anyone working with at-risk children and in crisis to understand the traumatic experiences of children, and the resulting impact of trauma, in order to stop the cycle of violence, bringing restoration, freedom and hope.