Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child Raising Training & Certification Course (TCC)

Echo Parenting & Education is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child Raising Training and Certification Course (TCC — formerly PECP).  This course is designed to provide in-depth training in the nonviolent approach to child raising as well as an introduction to the emerging and rapidly evolving field of developmental trauma. The two-part course is comprised of a 100-hour theoretical overview, followed by one of two practicum tracks: certification as an instructor for Echo’s nonviolent parenting curriculum, or a field specific training for professionals.


Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child Raising Training & Certification Course (TCC)

Is this right for you? Past participants have included individuals wanting to become certified parent educators, therapists, teachers and social service professionals who either teach parenting classes or want to integrate the nonviolent approach to child raising into their work. Previous participants may also be interested in taking this new, updated course to learn critical information on developmental trauma.

Part One -Theoretical Overview of Nonviolent Child Raising and Developmental Trauma: A 100-hour intensive course of study, reviewing the research, principles, and practices of nonviolent child raising, designed and led by Ruth Beaglehole (founder of Echo Parenting & Education). In an alive, creative, and dynamic learning environment participants will be immersed in the philosophical underpinnings and pedagogical framework for teaching in multiple settings.

NEW! This year, we are proud to introduce an updated training that incorporates a trauma curriculum developed by Gabriella Grant of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma-Informed Care. The trauma curriculum includes the neurobiology of trauma, identifying trauma responses, strategies for stabilization and trauma recovery.

Part Two – Practicum: An eight-week practicum for participants who have completed our overview and wish to become certified in the Echo Parenting & Education nonviolent parenting curriculum.  This year the field specific practicum track will be invitation only, with a focus on educators. Activities for practicum include:

* Observation of certified teachers.
* Additional trainings and participant support group meetings.
* Opportunities to practice teaching with supervision from an Echo parent educator who will provide feedback and support to facilitate development of skills.

No available at this time.

Who may apply: In order to apply, you must have completed at least one Echo Parenting & Education nonviolent parenting class series. If you have not completed a series, please call Glenda Linares at (213) 484-6676 x310.

The TCC program will run from September 26, 2015 through January 10, 2016
It includes five intensive weekends where class will meet Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

The following dates have been selected for the 2014-2015 PETCP Program:

Orientation: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6pm to 8:30pm

September 26 & 27, 2015
October 10 & 11, 2015
October 24 & 25, 2015
November 14 & 15, 2015
December 12 & 13, 2015
January 9 & 10, 2016

Part One Graduation:  Sunday, January 10, 2016

Program Fees:
Part One (Overview) $2,530 (materials included), Payment plans and some scholarships are available.
Part Two (Practicum) $750, Payment plans and some scholarships are available.

If you would like to participate in the Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child Raising Training and Certification Course, please fill out the accompanying application form.

Please return this application by email to or mail to Echo Parenting & Education, PO Box 26938, Los Angeles, CA 90026. When we receive your application we will contact you to schedule an interview.  If you have additional questions please contact Glenda Linares at (213) 484-6676 x310.

The following is a list of books that will be referred to and discussed during the training:
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Nonviolent Parenting Curriculum (given to all participants in the training program)
Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille (link)
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell (link)
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn (link)
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman (link)
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (link)
Playful Parenting by Leonard Cohen (link)
Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control / Vol.1 & Vol 2 (Vol 1 – link / Vol 2 – link)
Dare to Love – all by Heather Forbes (link)
Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jen kabat-Zinn (link)
Healing the Dark Emotions by Miriam Greenspan (link)
Bring out the Best in your Child and Yourself by Ilene Val-Essen (link)

Echo Parenting & Education has several of these books for you to purchase. Links to these books at are provided above or ask your local bookstore to order them for you.

Additional articles may be given to you each time we meet.  This will be supplemental reading to be done on your own time schedule.  Please bring a large 3 ring binder to collect the readings.

Before training begins we ask that you read:

1. First 96 pages of Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille.
2. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn Pages 1-92
3. From the Nonviolent Parenting Curriculum: Introduction, Week 1 and 2