Working Together to Address Trauma
The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) is recruiting schools and/or organizational participants from each of the six states that are a part of the Region 1 grouping for C-TLC activities: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
C-TLC assists participating schools to identify training and technical assistance needs to aid with the prevention and recovery of mental illness and other trauma. Participating schools are given opportunities to participate in complimentary webinars and use resources and materials made available through the C-TLC. They also use the School Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators (S-CCATE) – an online assessment tool CEI developed – to plan for, implement, and interpret results of social emotional learning interventions that enhance the culture of compassion in school communities.
In addition, participating schools and organizational individuals gain access to evidence-based mental health resources to enhance their awareness of childhood trauma and related neurobiological implications, including the benefits of mindfulness practices for youth, as well as ways to strengthen, value, and increase social emotional competence, accelerate learning, and develop a sense of well-being for students, teachers, and the wider school community. These resources not only include articles on our website, such as our curated list of mental health resources specifically designed to provide resources that support the social-emotional health of students who have experienced trauma, but also a special community of practice where members connect across organizations, districts, and states to share knowledge and experience. By exchanging success stories, solutions, resources, etc., the community of practice enables C-TLC members to share each of their collective knowledge to help other members succeed and overcome their challenges.
Applications are being accepted through September 30. To apply: Submit our C-TLC School Application and review the included FAQs.
C-TLC is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is part of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC) Network.