Training Services

CCFH provides training in trauma-informed practice to mental health, child welfare, and other child and family service providers throughout North Carolina and beyond. We focus on equipping providers and agencies with strategies, practices, and interventions to effectively address trauma in populations ranging from infancy through adulthood.

CCFH trains more than 2,000 child-serving professionals from across North Carolina each year in trauma-informed, evidence-based practices, and we reach hundreds more across the state and country through consultation, conference presentations, and our affiliation with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Duke Child and Family Trauma program.

Our faculty are nationally recognized and sought after for their expertise in childhood trauma, evidence-based treatments, and trauma-informed practices, as well as their skill in creating effective and engaging professional training. Our trainings are relevant and adaptable to a wide variety of service systems and agencies. We work with training agencies to assess their needs, capacity, and goals, and we customize the content and training approach to achieve a sustainable impact on their day-to-day work.

To join our mailing list or learn more about our training services, please complete this form. We will respond to your request within two business days.

Who We Work With

CCFH empowers those who care for children and families with a continuum of effective strategies and interventions that address the risks and effects of childhood trauma and improve child and family well-being. We train:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Social service providers
  • Child welfare professionals
  • Early childhood professionals
  • Educators
  • First responders
  • Healthcare providers
  • Juvenile justice staff
  • Residential and crisis care staff
  • Judges, attorneys, and court staff
  • Parents, foster parents, and interested community members
  • Government employees and elected officials
  • Agency leaders

No person on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, indigenous heritage, sex, gender, or sexual orientation shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any programs or activities of CCFH’s training services.

Training Formats

Contracted Trainings

From workshops to long-term projects, CCFH can work with your agency to develop training content that meets the needs of your staff or community.

Hosted Training

CCFH occasionally offers open-registration trainings for interested participants in our community and beyond. Please note that some open-registration trainings require an application. Hosted training opportunities are posted under Upcoming Trainings and distributed through the Training Services mailing list. Join the Training Services mailing list.


CCFH equips the next generation of clinicians with trauma-informed, evidence-based practices through internships in psychology, social work, and counseling. Learn more about our internships.

Grants and Contracts

CCFH receives direct grants and program contracts, which include training for identified professionals, agencies, and communities within targeted service systems. When appropriate, Training Services may identify and connect training clients with these training opportunities.

Training Content

Evidence-based Treatments

CCFH provides comprehensive training in the following evidenced-based treatments (EBTs) and evidenced-informed treatments for child and youth trauma. Training Services faculty includes certified National Trainers in each treatment area.

The hallmark of our training is rigor. Not only are the evidence-based treatments rigorous models on their own, but our training practices also set a high bar for clinician commitment and demonstrated clinical skills.

Thanks to support from the NC General Assembly, clinicians in North Carolina may access TF-CBT, PCIT, SPARCS, and CPP trainings through the NC Child Treatment Program.

Clinicians and agencies outside of North Carolina interested in training on these models should contact us to discuss options.

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE)

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed way for any adult to interact with any child or teen. CARE uses ideas and skills derived from evidence-based, positive parenting programs. CARE is not therapy, but can complement ongoing therapeutic services. Learn more about CARE.

Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) Facilitator

CCFH trains professional facilitators in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (also known as the Resource Parent Curriculum or RPC). Each year, CCFH releases an application for mental health and child welfare professionals to be trained to facilitate this curriculum with foster, adoptive, kinship, and therapeutic foster families. Facilitators in training spend approximately nine months in training and consultation with training faculty to properly deliver this 8-week, 16-hour curriculum designed to help resource parents approach their parenting with trauma in mind.

Trauma-Informed Practice

CCFH can provide both standardized and customized training on topics related to trauma-informed practice. Trainings can range from a few hours to a few days and provide an overview or introductory experience for trainees. In some cases, more in-depth training such as a Learning Community may be used to train on these topic areas.

Examples include:

  • Trauma 101
  • 12 Core Concepts of Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Care/Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Trauma-Informed Organizations
  • Trauma-Informed Screening & Assessment
  • Think Trauma
  • Community Resilience Models
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress/Vicarious Trauma
  • Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–5™) Training
Trauma-Informed Systems

Through in-depth training and consultation, CCFH provides customized learning opportunities geared toward supporting systems change in an organization or community. These trainings are often presented in a Learning Collaborative/Breakthrough Series model and are designed to respond to the particular needs and circumstances of the targeted system.

Examples include:

  • Trauma-Informed Communities
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership Training (TILT) for Child Welfare
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership Training (TILT) for Schools
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Training Faculty

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Upcoming Trainings



Danielle Mearis Harrell, MPA Training Sustainment Manager
Jordan Hanna, MPH Training Program Manager

Learn More About Training Services

To join our mailing list regarding future training opportunities, obtain more information about current course offerings, or to discuss your specific training needs, please complete the following form. A member of our Training Services staff will respond to your request within two business days.

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