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Professional Development

We bring our expertise to a variety of professionals who serve children and families. We have specialized trainings for K-12 educators and administrators, police officers and chiefs, city officials, and a wide range of clinicians and therapists. 

  • The Comer School Development Program designs and delivers customized professional development experiences for pre-K to 12 educators at the school and district levels. We synthesize and combine the latest research with our experiences as professional educators to provide participants with practical, effective, and research-based strategies that they can use immediately.


  • The Childhood Violent Trauma Center offers a wide variety of training opportunities for professionals of many disciplines, with the common goals of increasing awareness of the impact on children and families of exposure to violence and other potentially traumatic events, and enhancing professionals’ capacity to identify and respond to the psychological needs of traumatized children.

  • YCSC partners with the leadership and professional staff of schools to help optimize the mental health, educational and overall developmental potential of students