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Trauma-Resilient Educational Communities (TREC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver educational resources and programs dedicated to equitable-practices and healing-centered relationships that increase resilience and overall wellness in individuals and organizations.
TREC has developed a holistic framework grounded in Positive and Adverse Childhood Experience (PACEs) Science that combines principles and approaches from Social Emotional Learning (SEL), trauma-informed care, restorative justice, socio-ecological, and public health models.




Dr. Vincent J. Felitti

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is a major research study that compares current adult health status to childhood experiences decades earlier.

The ACE study reveals a powerful relation between our emotional experiences as children and our adult emotional health, physical health, and major causes of mortality in the United States.
  • 64% of U.S. adults reported they had experienced at least one type of ACE before age 18     
  • 1.9 million heart disease cases and 21 million depression cases potentially could have been avoided     
  • All Children in Risk; Numerous studies have shown inequities in such experiences linked to the historical, social and economic environments

Through our Trauma-Resilient Professional certification for individuals and Trauma-Resilient Organization accreditation for organizations, TREC prioritizes the well-being and mental health of both the staff and those they serve recognizing the prevalence and impact of trauma and implementing trauma-resilient strategies to support healing, resilience, and success for all.

In partnership with UC San Diego Extended Studies, TREC offers 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of the 3 TREC online courses which satisfy the requirements for the Trauma-Resilient Professional certification.

TREC’s Trauma-Resilient Professional certification courses are conducted entirely online. TREC offers a flexible course format that allows learners to complete the courses at their own pace. You do not have to go anywhere or be online at any specific time. Certification is valid for 3-years.

The TRP certification provides helping professionals with the skills and understanding needed to effect change in their school, organization, and community. These offerings move past theory to gain practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately. Certification participants will also earn 6 digital badges honoring their new skills and knowledge.

TREC’s online courses are:
  • Convenient. Participate according to your own schedule. There is no requirement to be online at any specific time. Work at your own pace!
  • Practical. Every TREC course provides you with strategies, lessons, and activities that can be used immediately in your personal and professional life as well as with those you serve.
  • Affordable. TREC’s Trauma-Resilient Professional certification is only $250! If you need university credit, the cost is an additional $200 for six quarter units of credit through UCSD Division of Extended Studies. You can register for the course and credit at the same time. Be sure to visit the website for details at
  • Reputable. Join the growing network of Trauma-Resilient Professionals and Trauma-Resilient Organizations working together to create a more resilient world!

Be sure to visit TREC’s website for more information about who we are what we do.

Contact information:
Department: Trauma-Resilient Educational Communities (TREC)
Phone: 800-214-8154

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