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ECTIC provides trauma education and awareness opportunities specifically designed for organizations/providers or teachers and other professionals working within a school system.


There is no cost for ECTIC educational opportunities. The only requirement is that organizations/providers/schools be willing to complete brief pre and post assessments to monitor the effectiveness of the presentations.


Educational presentations range from 1 – 4 hours in duration based on need and availability.

Request your free training today or check back for updates on the next scheduled public training.


ECTIC's Community Meeting
A Bi-Annual Gathering

It's back! ECTIC is bringing back our bi-annual community meetings to provide updates, share resources, and hear from YOU! Our community meetings are FREE and open to all members of the community. Please join us. 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT)

650 East Ave, Erie, PA


Pre-registration is greatly appreciated as we prepare for seating and refreshments. 


Check out our annual training and events calendar!

Alessi, Levan, Kebles Diversity Summit
Presented by Sarah A Reed Children's Center

 The Alessi, Levan, Kebles Diversity Summit is a free, virtual event that is open to the public featuring a full day of speakers focused on topics including cultural competency, implicit bias, identity, and more.


To further SARCC's mission and commitment to DEI, the Summit addresses behavioral health issues often layered with racial, linguistic, economic, and socio-cultural disparities.

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7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference 
A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention: Recognizing & Supporting All Areas of Our Lives


Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Ambassador Conference Center

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

PUSHOUT:THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS is a feature length documentary which takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.


Trauma 101 - 90 minutes

Trauma affects us all. Learn about the impact of adversity and traumatic events that overwhelm our ability to cope. Find hope through an exploration of ways to build resilience and a more connected, thriving Erie, County PA.

Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Resilient Learners - 120 minutes

Adversity and stress have a profound impact on the developing brain and a student's ability to learn. Learn more about trauma and ways educators, administrators, and school systems can establish Trauma-Informed classrooms and school culture. Explore the importance of building relationships with students and practical strategies to promote engagement of the learning brain vs. the survival brain. 

Building Resilience Through Self-Care - 90 minutes

In an era of continuous change, resilience is often the key to adaptability, overcoming adversity, achieving our goals, and experiencing joy. Session participants will discover how intentional acts of self-care are not separate from work; rather, self-care is non-negotiable and essential for work.  Through guided tips, strategies, and resources, participants will explore research-based health benefits of mindfulness, gratitude, self-compassion, yoga breathwork, and more. Participants will also demonstrate an understanding of how value-driven, micro doses of deliberate self-care throughout the day can serve as a counterbalance for high-stress, high-demand, and/or high-risk work and caregiving. Join us on this journey to deeper personal discovery and encourage further exploration of practical skills to prepare for, cope through, and thrive in challenging times.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Define resilience and explain its domains

  2. Recognize the signs of compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma

  3. Explore practical self-care strategies to intentionally integrate into daily routines and habits

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - 90-120 minutes Film Screening & Discussion

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

ECTIC facilitates the 60 minute Resilience film screening and 30-60 minute debrief and group discussion. 

PUSH OUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - Film Screening & Discussion

Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives – education. Alarmingly, African American girls are the fastest-growing population in the juvenile justice system and the only group of girls to disproportionately experience criminalization at every education level.


The film underscores the challenges Black girls face with insights from multiple experts across the country who have worked extensively in the fields of social and criminal justice, gender equality and educational equity, giving context to the crisis and providing a roadmap for how our educational system and those who interact with Black girls can provide a positive rather than punitive response to behaviors that are often misunderstood or misrepresented.

NOTE: Trainings and film screenings timeframes and activities can be adapted

based on ECTIC availability and training requester needs. 

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