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Evaluation and Impact of Trauma Informed Training on Child Professionals: UMMS Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC)

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dc.contributor.author Kostova, Zlatina
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Kane-Howse, Genevieve
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T20:51:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T20:51:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Kostova, Z; Griffin, J; Kane-Howse, G. (2018). Evaluation and Impact of Trauma Informed Training on Child Professionals: UMMS Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC). Psychiatry Information in Brief, 15 (13), 4 pgs. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1133&context=pib en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1133&context=pib
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1225
dc.description.abstract Childhood trauma is one of the leading causes of mental health conditions and poor health outcomes. Timely diagnosis and treatment can therefore have a sizable impact on emotional and physical health. Yet, notwithstanding various state-wide efforts to improve the general standard of child welfare and mental health provision, achieving that timely diagnosis and treatment has proven difficult. One reason has been the limited awareness among childcare professionals and clinicians of trauma-informed care and evidence-based treatments. Providing training to these professionals is an effective means of remedying this problem. Evidence from the CTTC’s extensive training program shows that it boosts professionals’ awareness of trauma, their ability to identify it, and their understanding of how to respond in a trauma sensitive way to this vulnerable population. This approach is effective not only with clinicians but with a range of professional groups, some of whom have not traditionally been the targets of mental health training. Our evidence shows that police officers, for example, both saw the need for the training that the CTTC provided and benefited from it. Since it is these frontline professionals who are often confronted with child victims of trauma at their most vulnerable times, it is doubly important that they too are trained to identify and to understand trauma and its effects as well as how to respond in a trauma sensitive way. Focusing training only on clinicians already quite well-versed in this area is misguided; greater efficiency lies in simultaneously coordinated outreach effort to train those professional groups who interact the most with traumatized youth on the front lines in identifying and responding to childhood trauma. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Psychiatry Information in Brief en_US
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Childhood en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Police en_US
dc.subject Therapist en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Professional en_US
dc.subject Clinician en_US
dc.subject Counselors en_US
dc.subject Therapists en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Providers en_US
dc.subject Health Professionals en_US
dc.subject Medical Providers en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Front-line en_US
dc.subject Direct Services en_US
dc.subject Child Protective Services en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Counseling en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic Interventions en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Professional Development en_US
dc.subject Training for Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Efficiency en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Outcomes en_US
dc.subject Trauma-Informed en_US
dc.subject Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy en_US
dc.subject TF-CBT en_US
dc.subject Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy en_US
dc.subject CBT en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject Special Populations en_US
dc.title Evaluation and Impact of Trauma Informed Training on Child Professionals: UMMS Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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