Training | Workshops

We conduct educational workshops for parents, caregivers, professionals, and others involved in the care and support of children with special needs. We can provide one of our current workshops or can design one that meets the needs of your target audience.


Trauma Workshops
The Detroit Institute for Children in partnership with Starr Commonwealth and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children provides training and professional development in understanding Trauma and its impact on children, their ability to learn, and their overall growth and development. Our certified trainer will come to you and can train in the following topics:

  • Children of Trauma Resilience
  • Trauma Informed Resilient Schools
  • Structured Sensory Interventions
  • Resetting for Resilience
  • Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
The Detroit Institute for Children provides Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).  Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training equips you, your staff, your school, or your organization with an effective framework to safely manage and prevent difficult or dangerous behavior.  Our CPI Certified Instructor can come to you and train and certify your team.


Additional Training
Our highly trained licensed professionals provide workshops, training, and professional development in the following topics:

  • Identifying Children for Disability and Mental Health Services
  • Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom
  • IEP 101
  • How Sensory Processing Impacts Behavior and Learning
  • Post-Partum Depression: What New Parents Need to Know
  • Separation Anxiety in Young Children
  • Positive Discipline: Practical Strategies for Peaceful Parenting

For a full list of our trainings and workshops, please click here.

To request a training or workshop for your school or organization, please submit a completed Training and Workshop Request Form and email it to

Questions? Contact us at 248-918-0057 (direct) or



Specialized Programs

Childhood trauma refers to traumatic experiences that happen between the ages of birth to 17.

These traumas can be the result of intentional violence—such as physical or sexual abuse or domestic violence—or the result of a natural disaster, accident or war.

When trauma happens, the child is overwhelmed by terror and can experience a prolonged heightened state of alertness, stress or persistent fear for his or her safety.

Download our Trauma brochure

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Contact Info

2075 E. West Maple
Suite B-203
Walled Lake, MI 48390


The Detroit Institute for Children currently serves more than 5,000 children with special needs in schools, Head Start, and Early Intervention programs throughout Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. The DIC provides speech language pathology, occupational therapies, social work, psychological services and special education consulting.

The Detroit Institute for Children is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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