C-START Project


C-START began in 2012 and is focused on building Miami-Dade’s capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions for child trauma and grief. C-START uses the Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) training model to engage multiple stakeholders in a community change team. Through a yearlong training, this team learns how to appropriately screen children for trauma symptoms, refer to services, and monitor and deliver trauma-informed treatment from nationally certified trainers.

Past trainings have included Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma-Focused Evidence-Based Case Management, Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT), and TF-CBT modified for sex trafficking survivors.

Rostered Participants

Participants who complete all training requirements are rostered by C-START, indicating their knowledge and experience using trauma-informed and evidence-based practices with children and families.

A list of C-START rostered participants is available here.

 Upcoming Trainings

The next C-START training begins in January 2020 and will teach Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Trauma-Informed Treatment Planning.

Interested in learning more about the upcoming training? Send us an e-mail at cstart@kristihouse.org.



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C-START is a program of Kristi House, Inc. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in conjunction with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, as a Community Treatment and Services Center Category III site.