Mental Health Provider Training to the Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

Investigator: Alicia Lieberman, PhD
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services

Location(s): United States


The Child Trauma Training Institute provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based training for early childhood mental health professionals. Our mission is to enhance knowledge about the treatment of traumatized children ages birth through 5 years. Participants have the opportunity to develop or expand skills in relationship-based treatment for children and families, with an emphasis on the impact of trauma in early childhood.

Trauma and Young Children

Young children exposed to trauma are at risk for significant cognitive, social, and emotional problems. Trauma can negatively affect children's brain development, readiness to learn, and family relationships. Skillful intervention in the early years of a child's development requires special training.

Collaboration with UCSF General Hospital

The Institute is sponsored by JFCS' Parents Place San Francisco in collaboration with University of California / San Francisco General Hospital / Child Trauma Research Program.

The Program

The program offers training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based, dyadic model of treatment for young children.