[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
The National Child Trauma Workforce Institute at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work focuses on expansion of the trauma-informed workforce. The Institute uses an In Network strategy to disseminate the Core Concepts Curriculum (CCC) for use at CAT II & III sites throughout SAMHSA’s 10 regions. The primary populations served include NCTSN staff trained to facilitate CCC use; and clinical psychology interns, child psychiatry fellows, social workers students, and licensed clinical mental health and marriage and family counseling students, whom trained staff train during their field practicums at their sites using the CCC. Our primary services include: advanced and basic CCC Facilitation “Colleges”, and post-training consultation and implementation support to insure effective use of new CCC skills.
Adoption of this network resource increases conceptual trauma knowledge and enhances the clinical reasoning and case formulation skills for existing staff and new staff, and the staff at partner agencies. The CCC has three main elements: a conceptual framework based on “Twelve Core Concepts” for understanding traumatic stress reactions in children and families from the child’s perspective; five in-depth case studies that convey the developmental impact of cumulative trauma exposure in children; and use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation to engage participants in a highly inter-active learning process. The Institute’s Beyond the Network strategy includes CCC dissemination for Post Masters CEU training; creation of new cases and competency based evaluation tools.