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About TREC

Professional Development for Teachers

Our model is based on the latest research and best practices in the fields of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Practices, and Trauma-Informed Education and is designed to be relevant and applicable to the needs of helping professionals, such as teachers, educational leaders, counselors, therapists, and social workers.

TREC At-A-Glance

Go Beyond Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

TREC is a leading provider of resources and programs dedicated to building resilience and improving overall wellness in individuals and organizations. We offer professional development opportunities, resiliency programs, and certification for individuals as Trauma-Resilient Professionals. We also provide organizational accreditation for organizations committed to implementing trauma-resilient practices. Our offerings go beyond theoretical concepts and provide practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately to drive change and make a positive impact in your school, organization, and community.

Foundational Themes

Our foundational themes are woven through all elements of the TREC model from the professional development offerings and resiliency programs to the framework and formal accreditation and certification processes.

Equity, Inclusion, & Empowerment

This theme is centered around creating an environment in which all individuals are treated with fairness and respect and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Building and maintaining strong, trusted relationships is key to the TREC model. This includes fostering relationships with colleagues, clients, and those we serve, and promoting collaboration and teamwork within the organization.

Love & Compassion

We emphasize the importance of caring for others and treating them with kindness and empathy. It is integral to the TREC model as it helps to create a positive and supportive culture within the organization.

Growth Mindsets & Intrinsic Motivation

We believe that individuals have the ability to grow and improve through effort and lifelong learning.

Mindfulness & Self-Reflection

We encourage individuals to be present in the moment and to regularly reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

TREC Legacy Story

Our journey began in 2012, when a leadership team at an independent high school in San Diego noticed a dramatic increase in students experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Despite the success of our students in graduating from our resource centers or catching up on credits and graduating at their prior schools, many were struggling mentally and emotionally in their post-secondary endeavors. In response, a team of dedicated and compassionate staff used their expertise in social emotional learning, resilience building, mindfulness, and PACEs science to create a series of trainings to help staff, students, and others become not only trauma informed, but trauma resilient.

Over the past decade, our professional development offerings and resiliency programs have spread across the country. We have also developed a full accreditation model with our core trainings, resiliency programs for students and staff, data collection and analysis, partnerships, and an ecosystem of TREC-accredited schools and partners. In addition, we offer certification to individuals in the helping profession as Trauma-Resilient Professionals (TRP).

Any organization can pursue TREC accreditation through a process that includes participation in professional development sessions, professional well-being surveys, the launch of resiliency programs, a needs and strengths assessment, the establishment of a TREC work group, a self-study, and the creation of a sustainability action plan. This process supports helping professionals and those they serve in developing resiliency skills to cope and heal from past and future traumatic events.

We are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations build resilience and create a positive impact in their communities. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

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Community Impact

Through our training and professional development programs, we help professionals build the skills and knowledge they need to support those in need and promote healing and resilience. As a result, communities become more supportive and better equipped to deal with the challenges of trauma.

By investing in TREC's programs, you can make a positive impact in your community and beyond. Join us in our mission to empower helping professionals and create a more resilient world.

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