Child Trauma Training Institute

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Lesley Sternin, LCSW, Director of Child Trauma Training Institute; LesleyS@jfcs.org; 415-359-2476

Child Trauma Training Institute

The Child Trauma Training Institute is a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services that works closely with the experts at Parents Place to provide professional training to colleagues at other agencies and institutions.

The Child Trauma Training Institute provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based training for early childhood mental health professionals. Our mission is to enhance knowledge about the treatment of traumatized children ages birth through 5 years. Participants have the opportunity to develop or expand skills in relationship-based treatment for children and families, with an emphasis on the impact of trauma in early childhood.

Trauma and Young Children

Young children exposed to trauma are at risk for significant cognitive, social, and emotional problems. Trauma can negatively affect children's brain development, readiness to learn, and family relationships. Skillful intervention in the early years of a child's development requires special training.

Collaboration with UCSF General Hospital

The Institute is sponsored by JFCS' Parents Place San Francisco in collaboration with University of California / San Francisco General Hospital / Child Trauma Research Program.

The Program

Currently, the program offers training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based, dyadic model of treatment for young children. Topics included are:

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Apply online  or contact program staff (see contact information in left column) for more information.

Eligibility and Fees

Clinicians who have a special interest in Early Childhood Mental Health and who want to expand their knowledge of the theory and treatment of trauma should apply.

Apply online or contact program staff (see contact information in left column) for more information.

$5,500 - Private Practice or For-Profit Organizations

$2,000 – For Nonprofit and Public Agencies (Subsidized Tuition)

$1,700 – Capacity-Building Option. By sending at least one clinical supervisor and two clinicians to the CTI trainings, your agency will expand its capacity to treat young children and their families. It will also save $300 per participant (up to 3) on the tuition fee of $2,000 for the CTI trainings. There are limited opportunities for this option, subject to approval.

Capacity-Building Option Details

The Capacity-Building Option supports the development of your agency’s services in Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

If you apply for this option, the requirements are:

  • Participation of at least one clinical supervisor and two clinicians from your agency in the nine-month training.
     
  • Three 90-minute, capacity-building meetings with CTI faculty during the nine-month training. Executive and/or clinical directors are required to attend. These meetings are held via phone.

There are limited opportunities for this option, so early application is encouraged.

Note: Web-based distance learning is available for our 2012 - 13 training year.

Contact: Lesley Sternin, LCSW, Director of Child Trauma Training Institute; LesleyS@jfcs.org; 415-359-2476

 

Funding for scholarships to the Child Trauma Training Institute is provided by grants from the Lisa & John Pritzker Family Fund, the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund, individual donations, and fees.

 

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