Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) Team

Supporting Compassionate School Communities

Learn more about our work in the New England region.

The 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. The core mission of the New England MHTTC is to use evidence-based means to disseminate evidence-based mental health best practices across the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) designed the C-TLC, in partnership with the Center for Educational Improvement, to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/are at risk of experiencing significant trauma. PRCH promotes the recovery, self-determination, and inclusion of people experiencing psychiatric disability, addiction, and discrimination through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they have to make to their communities. It conducts collaborative research, evaluation, education, training, policy development, and consultation to transform behavioral health programs, agencies, and systems.

TeachLink powers the School Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators (S-CCATE)—the online assessment tool that helps educators vision, plan, and monitor progress toward the implementation of heart centered, trauma-informed practices in classrooms. S-CCATE results promote compassionate school responses to address trauma, alleviate stress, and uplift staff and students. C-TLC member schools enjoy complimentary S-CCATE access and usage. 

For more information on the C-TLC's work and team, contact us.