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Training programs

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training

    The CAARE Center, through the PCIT Training Center, offers standardized curriculum and training programs for mental health treatment centers, community-based agencies, county mental health departments, and home visiting programs. The goal is to increase the number of trained and qualified mental health providers with expertise in PCIT, a proven parent-child treatment program for parents who have children with behavioral problems.

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  • Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) training

    The Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) training at UC Davis provides free, grant-based and paid training web courses and resources for providers, trainers, caregivers and paraprofessionals who want to pursue PC-CARE training in order to support families in practicing skills at home, or support other PC-CARE providers and program development for their agencies. The program is  administered in two training phases and also offers training for providers to become certified PC-CARE trainers.

    PC-CARE Training Model Outline (PDF)

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  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Web Course

    This course provides information on how to be trauma-sensitive to sexually exploited youth and have an understanding of the dynamics of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Participants will gain an understanding of trauma responsiveness, dynamics of sexual exploitation, and secondary traumatic stress.

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  • Increasing Trauma-Responsive Knowledge and Practical Skills

    This three-hour web course is for caregivers of youth experiencing sex trafficking and exploitation. This includes three modules about:

    • Information about sex trafficking
    • Meeting the needs of youth with practical parenting strategies
    • Secondary traumatic stress and self-care strategies
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  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training

    The CAARE Center provides training to mental health professionals in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be effective in helping children and their non-offending caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties. This treatment approach is appropriate for clinic-based and community-based mental health settings. 

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  • Trauma Responsive Care Training

    The mission of the Trauma Responsive Care training program is to reduce long-term traumatic effects in children, youth, and their families exposed to violence and abuse by educating mental health professionals and support staff in evidence-based trauma-sensitive interventions through specialized trainings and consultations. This special training program is partially funded through by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Service, through the voter approved Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

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  • Clinical Psychology Training Program internship opportunities

    The Clinical Psychology Training Program offers a one-year, APA-accredited internship opportunity for students who have attended APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. The program currently offers four internships including a CAARE Center internship, a trauma-adolescent mental illness internship, a child maltreatment and neurodevelopmental track, and a juvenile justice and forensic psychiatry track.

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