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 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 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. This course provides a detailed overview of the underpinnings and current efforts in the CCCT and access to the 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families.
The 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Responses in Children and Families form the theoretical foundation and act as guiding principles for the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT). The main objective for these concepts is to provide practitioners with a shared vocabulary for conceptualizing and talking about traumatic events. This course builds on the 12 Core Concepts document available as part of the CCCT and provides an overview of the concepts in a self-paced interactive module.
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.