Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT)

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The Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma™ (CCCT) is a tool developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to promote the development of a national trauma-informed mental health workforce by providing a sound foundational understanding of psychological trauma. The CCCT can be used to train both graduate students, as well as practicing professionals who wish to increase their expertise in psychological trauma, and in foundational concepts of trauma-informed assessment and intervention. The CCCT has been successfully used as a foundation for preparing learners for further training in the implementation of trauma-focused evidence-based treatments. The CCCT consists of case-based, instructor-facilitated modules that draw on problem-based learning (PBL) principles to provide learners with a foundational understanding of “core” trauma-related concepts, and to enhance clinical judgment in relation to work with youth and families exposed to trauma and traumatic loss. 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.

Related Topics

  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Children 0-5
  • Children 6-19
  • Trauma
  • Treatment Models
  • Clinical Tools