[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
The overarching goal of Community-Based Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment for Childhood Trauma (Partners in Care) is to improve access to and quality of evidence-based trauma-informed care for children and families who experience trauma and loss by addressing health disparities and reducing barriers to treatment throughout Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, Partners in Care does the following: (1) disseminates the In-Home Therapy (IHT) application of Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) on a statewide scale, with emphasis on developing capacity for serving Latino and military families; (2) implements a program of training in trauma-informed mental health care for paraprofessionals working in a variety of community-based mental health settings; and (3) strengthens cultural competence of the clinical workforce for trauma-informed treatment within special populations. Partners in Care expands the culturally-sensitive trauma-informed workforce by training graduate students in educational settings throughout New England and Puerto Rico, including training therapists in Puerto Rico in TF-CBT. Partners in Care serves families with children ages 5-18 who have experienced trauma regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Training for paraprofessionals and students includes the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT), NCTSN Resources for Military Children and Families, and The Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma. Partners in Care collaborates with the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative to support the statewide dissemination of trainings.