The TIPs Center

The  Center for Trauma Informed Child Welfare Policy, Programs and Practices (TIPs Center) was designed to provide support for trauma-informed knowledge and skills to permeate into child welfare organizational cultures, at all levels and among all roles, resulting in positive sustainable changes in the systems, policies, and practices which lead to better outcomes for children and families served by these systems. The central focus of the TIPs Center is creating the 3rd edition of the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT).  

TIPs Staff and Leadership

The TIPs Center is housed at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, a department of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. The TIPs Center is supported by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration award number 5U79SM080039. The TIPs Center is a Category II Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network with a focus on providing training and technical assistance on trauma-informed policies, programs and practices to public Child Welfare Systems.

The Vision of the Chadwick Center

To create a world where children and families are healthy and free from abuse and neglect.

The Mission of the TIPs Center

To educate and support the child welfare workforce in becoming trauma-informed. We will accomplish this through training and consultation, as well as supporting local and national trainers to carry the CWTTT forward.


Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

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