About Child Trauma

We offer trauma-informed training to organizations and professionals to help children heal from the effects of early trauma.


Our Training

Training For Schools

& Communities

We offer ACT 48 classes to schools and communities who interact with and impact the lives of children in the community who have suffered from early childhood trauma. 

Training For Parents & Caregivers

We provide interactive training and workshops to adoptive, foster, and other parents as well as caregivers on how to facilitate healthy attachment and bonding. 

Training For Mental Health Professionals

We offer training to mental health professionals and social works on best practices and treatment methods for children suffering from the effects of early childhood trauma. 

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Helping Hands

Giving Tuesday 2020

Save the Date

December 1, 2020

Adult Students

Upcoming Trauma Informed Certification Program and

ACT 48 Credit Courses

The Donegal School District is the first district in Pennsylvania to contract for the Trauma Informed Certification Program offered by ACT.


“The Donegal School District is thrilled to be the first district in Pennsylvania that has contracted to complete the About Child Trauma Foundation Certification Program. The health of our entire school community is of critical importance to us. Completion of these trainings will assist us in ensuring we are able to meet the multifaceted needs of our number one priority: the students we serve. We are grateful for this partnership.”

J. Michael Lausch, Ed.D.


We are also thrilled to be partnering with the Central Fulton School District and scheduled to begin our Trauma-Informed Courses in the Central Fulton School District June 2020.


“The Central Fulton School District is excited to partner with the About Child Trauma Foundation (ACT)Certification Program.  We know that through this partnership and subsequent trainings, our staff will be well equipped to address the needs of our students who are experiencing childhood trauma,  Meeting the needs of our students in such a way helps not only the individual but the community at large.  We look forward to witnessing first hand how the partnership with ACT will benefit our students and staff!”

Janet D. Foor, Ed, D

Director of Student Services



Learn more about the the

Trauma Informed Certification Program


ACT 48 Credit Courses here: 

Horse Racing

Save the Date for Derby Day:
Postponed due to CV-19

Save the date for our second annual "Off to the Races!" celebration of the running of the Kentucky Derby. All proceeds benefiting the About Child Trauma Foundation. Stay tuned for more information!

What We've Been Up To

  • June 17, 2020

    Mental Health America of Lancaster County

    Dr. Lark Eshleman virtually presented “Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trauma across the Lifespan” to the Mental Health America of Lancaster County Peer Educator Group. This presentation was a part of their Community Support Program.

  • June 10, 2020

    Someone To Tell It To Podcast: Loving Children Well

    Dr. Lark Eshleman loves children.  She wants them to feel safe.  She wants them to feel heard.  She wants them to feel loved.  She has spent her career caring about and loving children, helping them to be emotionally healthy, helping them to heal when they have trauma.  Her work is transformative.  We have a conversation about how healthy children can become healthy and well-adjusted adults. 

  • November 6, 2019

    WGAL Adverse Childhood Experiences News Spotlight

    Dr. Lark Eshleman was recently interviewed on WGAL to discuss CDC's latest Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research that links ACEs to 5 of the 10 leading causes of death and strategies parents can use to prevent ACEs. 


Read Best-In-Class Research

We identify, screen, and share resources and research from our collaborators and partners on best practices and education for trauma-informed care. 

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© About Child Trauma 2019

929 Main Street, Suite 248
Mount Joy, PA


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