Teach a Core Concepts Course:
• Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma (clinical practice)

• Core Concepts of TraumaInformed Child Welfare Practice 

I hear consistently from the students that the core concepts course was really significant in helping them learn how to process cases. It doesn’t mean they don’t have anxiety or fear in working with their clients who are in crisis and trauma, I just think they have a certain level of confidence because of their readings and the knowledge they’ve developed. - Partner school faculty member

Teach a Core Concepts Course
Social Work faculty may be interested in teaching one of the National Center’s Core Concepts courses: Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma (clinical practice); or Core Concepts of TraumaInformed Child Welfare Practice. The Core Concepts courses employ a problem-based learning approach used with five in-depth case studies that reflect trauma’s impact on children of every developmental age period. This approach allows students to experience cases as they actually unfold in practice. To view where the Core Concepts curriculum has been disseminated to date, click here. Read more about the National Center’s social work education program here.

Click here for data from the most recent faculty learning collaborative evaluation.

Faculty interested in teaching a Core Concepts course must secure a commitment from their school to offer the course. In preparation for teaching, faculty attend an orientation webinar, receive a faculty facilitator manual, and participate in a learning collaborative which includes nine pre-scheduled calls beginning in October (faculty preparing to teach during the summer or fall may participate in several additional calls). Learning collaboratives are organized by course, are coordinated by experienced faculty, and include training problem-based learning and the curriculum. Faculty also are invited to join a wiki space that promotes resource sharing and communication.

If you are already a member of the faculty learning collaborative wikispace you may sign in here.
Fall 2015 Faculty Learning Collaborative Schedule
Orientation, Monday September 21, 2:00 EST
Neurobiology, Monday, November 9 (time TBD)
Teleconference calls-
Introduction to the course, week of September 28
Core concepts, week of October 19
Problem-based learning, week of November 2
Neurobiology webinar follow-up, week of November 16
Prep call for those teaching for the first time in spring of 2016, week of November 30
Prep call for those teaching for the first time in the summer of 2016, April 2016

Replicate the Full Educational Model
Is your school of social work interested in replicating all or part of the National Center’s full educational model (read more about the “Upstream Model” here)? A growing number of schools are implementing the full educational model (view complete list of “partner schools” here). Interested schools, where available, will be matched with NCTSN affiliated community-based agencies that deliver trauma treatment services to children and adolescents and introduced to current partner schools to learn from their experience. Partner schools participate in a national network that facilitates implementation of the upstream model. Partner school faculty participate in a faculty learning collaborative (read more above) that prepares them to teach Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Are you interested in teaching a Core Concepts of Child Trauma course? Contact us to learn more. 
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