Clinical Training


This section of the NCTSN Learning Center includes tools and training resources that promote the dissemination and implementation of trauma-informed mental health treatment. Included in this section are the Core Curriculum for Childhood Trauma (CCCT) and the TOOLCIT Curriculum, and Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project.
TOOLCIT stands for: Teaching Others to Orchestrate Learning Collaboratives through Instruction and Technical Assistance. The goal of the TOOLCIT curriculum is to support NCTSN sites as they disseminate, implement, and sustain evidence-based treatments, promising practices, products, and system changes to organizations that serve children and families who have experienced trauma. The curriculum is aimed at those directing or leading Learning Collaboratives, serving as advisors to Learning Collaboratives, serving as Faculty in Learning Collaboratives, and participating in a collaborative implementation initiative.
The Using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive course offers providers ways to use the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive, a tool designed to support individual service, treatment planning, and evaluation of service systems. This course contains demonstration videos, PowerPoints, helpful resources, as well as links for training on the use of the CANS.
The Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma™ (CCCT) is a tool developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to promote the development of a national trauma-informed mental health workforce by providing a sound foundational understanding of psychological trauma. The CCCT can be used to train both graduate students, as well as practicing professionals who wish to increase their expertise in psychological trauma, and in foundational concepts of trauma-informed assessment and intervention. The CCCT has been successfully used as a foundation for preparing learners for further training in the implementation of trauma-focused evidence-based treatments. The CCCT consists of case-based, instructor-facilitated modules that draw on problem-based learning (PBL) principles to provide learners with a foundational understanding of “core” trauma-related concepts, and to enhance clinical judgment in relation to work with youth and families exposed to trauma and traumatic loss. The CCCT is specifically designed to strengthen clinical knowledge and clinical reasoning skills while encouraging the integration of cultural, developmental, strength-based, and systems perspectives in work with trauma-exposed youth and families.