The NCTSN Learning Collaborative Toolkit is a guide to successfully developing and leading a Learning Collaborative that not only provides effective training in NCTSN interventions, but also supports the organizational changes necessary to promote and sustain the delivery of these interventions. The Toolkit, which is divided into 11 Modules, outlines sequentially the steps necessary to plan and conduct a Learning Collaborative.
The recommendations and resources in the LC Toolkit were developed based on multiple Learning Collaborative demonstration projects conducted by the NCCTS and Improvement Advisor training/consultation* the NCCTS staff has received. The NCCTS and the NCTSN continue to evaluate and adapt the Learning Collaborative methodology in order to increase the art and science of improvement strategies for promoting successful implementation, adoption, and spread of evidenced-based practices to benefit traumatized children and their families.
* IHI Breakthrough Series College; Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement, Casey Family Programs; JRA Consulting Ltd
Select individual modules from the Learning Collaborative Toolkit for download:
Reference Materials 
This section contains the Support Materials described in the Learning Collaborative Toolkit including templates, handouts, and checklists that can be adjusted to support the reader facilitating a Learning Collaborative.
*Note: All documents are in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Notice that most of the documents have a header that displays the NCTSN Logo and a footer that cites the Learning Collaborative Toolkit. If material from this CD is printed or copied, please retain the header and footer in order to credit the Network and the Learning Collaborative Toolkit.
Module 1- The Faculty Role in a Learning Collaborative
Module 2- Creating a Learning Collaborative
Module 3- Participating in a Learning Collaborative
7. Intranet Flyer 
Module 4- Measurement for Improvement
4. Sample Metrics 
Module 5- Evaluation
Module 6- Pre-work Phase
Module 7- Use of Technology
Module 8- Learning Session 1
7. Games for Review 
8. Index Card Match 
10. Puzzle for CD 
11. Listening Teams 
Module 9- Action Periods
Module 10- Learning Session 2
5. PDSA Worksheet 1 
6. PDSA Worksheet 2 
Module 11- Learning Session 3
The Learning Collaborative Toolkit is Copyrighted © 2006 by the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. All rights reserved. You are welcome to copy or redistribute this material in print or electronically provided the text is not modified, the authors and the National Center are cited in any use, and no fee is charged for copies of the book. Use the following when citing this document: Markiewicz, J., Ebert, L., Ling, D., Amaya-Jackson, L., & Kisiel, C. (2006). Learning Collaborative Toolkit. Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.