TF-CBT: Community Based Learning Collaborative

Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center is pleased to invite Miami-Dade child-serving professionals to apply to participate in the 2019 C-START Learning Collaborative:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Community Based Learning Collaborative


Taught by the National Master Training Team from the Medical University of South Carolina

First Learning Session:
February 20 – 21, 2019

TF-CBT is the most well-supported and effective treatment for children who have been abused or traumatized. It is effective for children exposed to a variety of traumatic events, has received the strongest empirical support from studies with sexually abused children, and is considered the preeminent intervention by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. It is a short-term, components-based model that helps children and caregivers process traumatic events and related problems. Caregivers are actively involved in treatment to enhance support, facilitate open communication, and address their own trauma-related distress. It has shown promising results in pilot studies with trafficking victims. 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Open to mental health clinicians, case managers, advocates and supervisors who serve children who have experienced trauma from sexual abuse, physical abuse, trafficking or some other adverse experience. Must have agency support to participate in the year-long training and practice experience.

COST: There is no cost to participate, but interested professionals must apply, complete pre-work, consultation calls, and make a commitment to work and report on some cases using TF-CBT.

Kristi House’s C-START Project was launched in 2012 to build community-wide capacity to deliver evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent treatment interventions for child victims of sexual abuse and other types of trauma. C-START utilizes a community-based learning collaborative approach to engage multiple stakeholders to ensure that children receive appropriate screening, referral to services, and quality treatment.

Michael de Arellano, Ph.D.of the Medical University of South Carolina, will serve as the lead faculty trainer for TF-CBT for child trauma. The yearlong collaborative will consist of an in-person senior leaders’ orientation, two learning sessions over two days each for clinicians, caseworkers and senior leaders, and ongoing consultation calls in the action periods in between.

APPLICATIONS: Open October 10 – 31, 2018, or send your request for the application link to Stephanie Mayoliz, Application link coming soon.

First Learning Session:

February 20 – 21, 2019
Niklaus Children’s Hospital: 3100 SW 62nd Ave. Miami FL, 33155

To download flyer (PDF), click here or on image below.


C-START is made possible by funding to Kristi House from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Category III Community Treatment and Services Center (CTS). Grant # 1U79SM063191-01.