NEW EBT Training Guidelines

The NCTSN Training and Implementation Program is pleased to announce the launch of our first phase of NCTSN Training Guidelines. The release includes Training Guidelines on the following models: TF-CBT, CBITS, PCIT, SFCR, and TARGET. These documents complement the existing EBT Fact Sheets and are available now as a PDF on the NCTSN

scroll to the Intervention Descriptions column on the far right of the table


Use the Training Guidelines Template to do the following:

  • Provide treatment/practice developers and trainers an opportunity to respond to inquiries with accurate information about what training is recommended or required to provide, supervise, or train others in models
  • Clearly communicate information about interventions to assist agencies in making decisions about their training needs, selection, and implementation of a treatment/practice
  • Disseminate consistent information on requirements for pre-work, face-to-face training, consultation, case completion, maintenance, supervision, and certification or fostering across models


The Office for Victims of Crime has released the "Faces of Human Trafficking," a nine-part video series to help service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and communities raise awareness of human trafficking. The “Faces of Human Trafficking” videos are entitled the following: (1) An Introduction (2) An Introduction to Sex Trafficking; (3) An Introduction to Labor Trafficking; (4) A Multidisciplinary Approach; (5) Effective Victim Services; (6) Focus on Youth; (7) Legal Needs and Rights of the Victims; (8) The Victim-Centered Case; (9) Now That We Are Free. The video series includes a discussion guide, fact sheets, and posters—all available to download.



The report “Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions” offers a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are implementing trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families. Developed by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc., as part of the 2014-15 Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative, the report (1) presents the current understanding of child trauma in the context of juvenile justice; (2) identifies 9 implementation domains essential to achieving a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach; and (3) highlights case examples from each state involved in the initiative (Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Tennessee).

TWO NEW RPC Podcasts!
Using Implementation Science When Delivering the RPC

In this 13-minute podcast entry on the Resource Parent Curriculum site, Jared Martin, Research Associate with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego—in conversation with Lorena Avitea, LCSW, Trauma Informed Systems Specialist with the Chadwick Trauma Informed Systems Project-Dissemination and Implementation (CTISP-DI)—describes the use of implementation science to accomplish the goal of sustainability. Additionally, Avitea talks about using the four phases of the EPIS (Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment) framework when Chadwick helped Volusia County, Florida Department of Children’s Services to create a countywide RCP “supercommunity.”

Why is Presenting the RPC Different from Other Foster Parent Trainings?

Amy Bouldin, MSW—Program Manager for Resource Parent Training at the Child Welfare Academy, University of Maryland in Baltimore—conducts 80 one-session resource parent trainings a year. In her 11-minute podcast on the Resource Parent Curriculum site, Bouldin talks to NCTSN Affiliate Member Frank Bennett, PhD., about the unique features of conducting a four-session RPC during an NCTSN research evaluation project. Bouldin also shares positive outcomes that her group reported and suggests key elements for others considering conducting the RPC training.


NEW RPC Blog Post!

You’ll remember that in our first blog post about the Vermont experience with RPC training, blogger Anne Kagi, Network Liaison at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – Duke University, reported on her interview with Amy Bielawski-Branch, MS, LCMHC, and Laurie Brown, LICSW, from Burlington, Vermont who held their first RPC workshop in the fall of 2014. Building on their success, the Vermont group has been hosting additional workshops in three different districts. They anticipate having conducted as many as six RPC workshops between now and summer 2016. “Eventually,” they said, “our goal is to make their training available in all 12 state districts.” I asked the organizers about the value of the RPC, as well as challenges others may encounter as they prepare to launch. Laurie and Amy offered some suggestions to others who are contemplating using the curriculum.


Organizational Response to Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare
Thursday, March 10, 2016
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

CWLA, in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is pleased to present the webinar Organizational Response to Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare. As public and private child welfare agencies move to become trauma-informed, organizations must put in place the needed infrastructure to minimize the impact of secondary trauma on their workforce. While they are making progress, most of the efforts tend to take place at the level of the individual worker. Drawing on the work of the NCTSN, this webinar will help child welfare agencies understand what they can do (and what tools are available) to build the infrastructure for organizational and individual resilience. Presenters will highlight the efforts of two jurisdictions, including their successes and challenges to date.


  • Erika Tullberg, MPA, MPH, Assistant Research Professor, NYU Child Study Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and member of the Center for Stress, Trauma and Resilience.
  • Robin Tener, Ph.D., Executive Director of Northeast Ohio Behavioral Health, Ltd. (NEOBH), and Community Outreach Coordinator for the NCTSN grant awarded to Akron Children’s Hospital.
  • Patricia A. Harrelson, MSSA, LISW-S, Executive Director, Richland County Children Services in Ohio and adjunct professor in the Social Work Master's Program at Mandel Center of Case Western Reserve University.
  • René N. Ledford, MSW, LCSW, BCBA, Director of Behavioral Health Quality for Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) and serves as the Statewide Trainer for CHS’ Category III Trauma Recovery Initiatives (TRI) NCTSN grant project.


V3C Veteran Culture & Clinical Competence
Learning Series
March–June 2016
Enrollment deadline: March 15, 2016 at midnight

The mission of the Veteran Culture and Clinical Competence (V3C) program is to increase the capacity of community-based behavioral health providers to serve Veteran, Guard, and Reserve families and their children in a manner that demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to military culture, incorporates evidence-based treatments and standards of practice, and emphasizes preserving and promoting resiliency in our military families. The V3C Learning Series provides a robust training and implementation curriculum designed to increase capacity, clinical competence, and cultural awareness of community-based mental healthcare agencies who seek to serve military families and children.

Upon completion of this team-based distance learning series, participants will complete these objectives:

  • Increase access and availability of mental health services for local military families
  • Gain awareness of military families in current care
  • Improve quality of clinical services offered within their agency
  • Strengthen community partnerships to better connect military families with local resources

Presented by the Duke Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center (EPIC) that offers comprehensive guidance, training, and support to organizations and systems that wish to provide and sustain the most effective interventions to the populations they serve.