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What is the iCARE Collaborative?

The International CARE (iCARE) Collaborative is a group of experts and all-around fun people who are excited to share the power of Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) with others. Together, with the iCARE Community, we are committed to making the world's largest "Culture of CARE" for children and teens.

What is CARE?

CARE is an evidence-based universal approach to help any adult interacting with children or teens. It uses skills designed to enhance child-adult relationships and to reduce mild to moderate behavior problems. CARE is a trauma-informed training model for caregivers and professionals, paraprofessionals, and lay public who interact and work with children.


CARE workshops actively build skills through discussion, demonstration, practice, and live coaching---all within a fun and engaging learning environment!


  • medical settings

  • schools, daycare, and after school programs

  • agencies serving the foster care system

  • residential treatment centers

  • transitional living programs

  • family courts/juvenile justice systems

  • military settings

  • shelters

  • mental health entities

In the end, pretty much any community program serving children and teens . . . or as we say:

Anyone, Anywhere: CARE.

Who does CARE help?

With strong trauma-informed underpinnings, CARE serves youth ages 2 years to 18 years old and is tailored by age. CARE uses evidence-based interaction skills drawn from research-supported parenting programs to improve relationships with and to build resilience for children/teens in a variety of settings. These settings include (but are in no way limited to):

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