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.
The Attachment Vitamins online course is an interactive, self-paced e-learning course for those adults who often find themselves in the company of children aged zero to five and their families, including professionals such as early childhood educators and child care providers, public health workers, nurses and other medical providers, and case managers; and also for the caregivers of young children themselves. Co-created by Dr. Alicia Lieberman, author of The Emotional Life of the Toddler, and world-renown expert in the areas of parent-child attachment, child development, and trauma, Attachment Vitamins provides a clear and elegant overview of early social-emotional development with insights and suggestions to support healthy and mutually-satisfying child-caregiver relationships. During the course's nine modules, participants will learn about early childhood social-emotional development; the impact of stress and trauma; reflect on the possible meanings of children’s behaviors; explore the influence of culture on families' socialization goals; and become familiar with a number of strategies aimed to promote secure attachment and safe socialization practices.
The Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) is a tool developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to promote a trauma-informed mental health workforce. The 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families form the theoretical foundation and act as guiding principles for the CCCT. The main objective for these concepts is to provide practitioners with a shared vocabulary for conceptualizing and talking about traumatic events. This course contains interactive online lessons that lead you through each of the 12 Core Concepts.
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.