Welcome to the California Trauma-Informed Care Academy
The California Trauma Informed Care Academy (CalTICA) is designed to provide a baseline on the neurobiology of trauma and best trauma-informed practices for multidisciplinary professionals. The course is free and available online 24/7. Anyone who is interested in learning about trauma-informed care can take the course.
To sign up for CalTICA click here to be redirected to the learning hub. Upon entering the learning hub sign up to create an account. After entering your information, you will receive a confirmation email and then you may add our free courses to your cart to begin learning.
CalTICA is giving away free books to users who submit an evaluation for a course they have recently completed. We are offering a choice of the following books:
• The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
• The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris
• The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
• What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey
• Once I Was Very Very Scared by Chandra Ghosh Ippen
After submitting an evaluation, users will be emailed a link to apply for the book giveaway. Five winners will be chosen at random using random.org at the end of every month.
To sign up for CalTICA click here to be redirected to the learning hub. Upon entering the learning hub you will enter some basic information to create an account. You will automatically receive a confirmation email and then you can add our free courses to begin learning.
Click here to watch a tutorial with instructions for creating an account and getting started with the Learning Hub.
Modules Available Now
Core Module 1 Overview: The Effects of Trauma on the Brain and Behavior
Core Module 2 Historical: The Influence of Community Violence and Culture
Core Module 3 Impact: The long-lasting effects of trauma featuring the voices of survivors and caregivers
Length of modules
The first three modules are designed to be approximately 60-90 minutes in length, though your time may vary.
Quizzes and Certificates
Each module includes a quiz that will help us measure your knowledge before and after you complete the module. You are not expected to know the answers before taking the module. Once you have completed the module, you will need a score of 80% to receive a certificate of completion.
You will receive a certificate of completion after each module. If you complete the first three modules you can email us to request a Core Knowledge Certificate. Individual certificates for each discipline-specific module will also be available.
CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
At this time we are offering CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs licensed in California. We will be pursuing credit for the discipline-specific modules as appropriate once they are available. If you are an MFT or LCSW and would like to receive CEU credit, click here.