National Children’s Alliance is pleased to offer CACs and their linkage agreement mental health providers training in Evidence-Based Assessments (EBA). Providing this training to clinicians across the country is part of NCA’s strategic plan to help children thrive by improving access to mental health services. This training is delivered using a learning collaborative model and includes didactic instruction, practice, consultation calls and quizzes. NCA’s Mental Health Accreditation Standard requires that evidence-supported, trauma-focused mental health services are consistently available to child clients through trauma-specific assessment that includes:
- Assessment for traumatic events and abuse-related trauma symptoms
- Standardized measures to inform treatment, periodically assess progress and outcomes
- Results are used to inform the treatment plan
- Depending on results of the assessment, a referral for evidence-based trauma treatment
About the Project
The focus of the project is to train mental health clinicians in the use of standardized assessments to inform the delivery of mental health services to abused and/or traumatized children. Clinicians participating in the project will receive training and consultation assistance on the use of:
- Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC)
- Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC)
- Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI)
- Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS)
There is a training/teaching phase followed by a consultation phase focusing on administering assessments to actual clients completed by learners. Both are required since this is a skill development project, and skills are not acquired well via lecture only.
This training will take place November 2-3, 11:00am-4:30pm EDT.
For any questions, or to be added to the waiting list, please reach out to Jami Bolton, firstname.lastname@example.org