Training & Certification Course (TCC)

Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Childraising
Training & Certification Course (TCC)

Echo is now accepting applications for the 2019 Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child Raising Training and Certification Course (TCC). This course will provide participants with in-depth training in the revised version of the Echo parenting curriculum, which reflects an attachment-based, nonviolent approach to child-raising that is rooted in an understanding of trauma. At the end of the 6-day course, successful participants will be certified as an Echo parent educator.


Orientation: Friday, October 4, 2019 | 5PM – 7PM
6 Sundays starting November 3 – December 15, 2019 (all day)
(there will be a break for Thanksgiving on December 1)

Participants are invited to attend the 10-class parenting series on Saturdays starting October 5, or for out-of-town participants, the Weekend Intensive (August 17 & 18, 2019).

Attendance at a 10-class parenting series or Weekend Intensive within the last 12-months is a pre-requisite for TCC.

Course Content:
Participants will study the principles and practice of trauma-informed nonviolent child-raising, as well as the research that informs it. In an alive, creative and dynamic learning environment, participants will be immersed in the philosophical underpinnings and pedagogical framework for teaching parent education in multiple settings.

Participants will have the opportunity of shadowing the 10-class parenting series led by senior Echo parent educators, and attending the facilitator debrief after each class.

Application Deadline: August 23, 2019

Acceptance into TCC is based on a completed application plus an in-person interview with Echo staff.

 If you would like to apply for a discounted fee, please fill in the scholarship application AND the general application. If a partial scholarship is awarded, you will be responsible for paying the deposit by September 20, 2019.
Fees, schedules, and more details can be found in the TCC Information Packet. Click the button below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (213) 484-6676 or