About The Child Trauma Training Center

Objectives:

  • Identify and assess trauma in children ages 6-18 involved in the courts or at risk for Juvenile Justice involvement
  • Increase trauma-sensitive practices by police, the courts
  • Increase access to EBTs for court-involved youth
  • Adapt TF-CBT to better meet the needs of court-involved youth and assess Tx engagement & effectiveness
  • Identify youth from military families within schools and pediatric settings and screen for trauma
  • Increase knowledge of military culture and trauma-informed practices within schools and pediatric settings
  • Increase rates of referral to clinicians trained in EBTs
  • Increase clinicians’ knowledge of military family culture and family engagement practices
  • Increase clinician knowledge of family engagement and culturally sensitive practice for Latino families
  • Increase the number of Latino and other underserved youth who receive and complete EBTs

Processes:


  • Implement consistent trauma screening for children in probation, schools, and primary care
  • Train police, probation officers, and judges regarding best practices in recognizing and responding to child trauma
  • Establish a Liaison to the courts to engage families, facilitate screening, triage, and trauma-sensitive practices
  • Implement screening for military families within schools and pediatric settings
  • Develop structures and train staff within schools and pediatric settings to identify trauma symptoms, provide trauma-informed practices, and refer youth for EBT, including military families
  • Create a CRS that links children/families with appropriate assessment and EBTs
  • Develop adaptations for TF-CBT to be used effectively with court-involved youth and children from military families and train clinicians/supervisors in TF-CBT
  • Train TF-CBT clinicians in family engagement and cultural competence
  • Evaluator/create feedback loops for CQI
Center for Mental Health Services Research