Whether in-person or virtual, our workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of your audience.

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

Workshops and Training

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.  Workshops and trainings can be conducted in-person or virtually.


In partnership with Starr Commonwealth and the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, DIC provides training and professional development in understanding trauma and the impact on children, their ability to learn, and their overall growth and development. Our certified trainer can train in the following topics, either in-person or virtually:

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


DIC 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 train and certify your team in-person or virtually.


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 workshops and training, please click here.


For additional questions, contact us at 313.355.2415 or by email.





2045 E. West Maple
Suite D-407
Commerce Township, MI 48390

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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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