Trauma-Informed Care Training and Implementation Project

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC) will partner with the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide a training to sustainability initiative around trauma-informed care in the statewide during FY 2014 and 2015. This approach will focus on identifying current practice standards, creating and tailoring training and implementation approaches in a site-specific manner, and ongoing consultation to support sustainability. To this end, the following implementation process is recommended. A timeline for achieving each phase of the approach will be completed in consultation with DJJ personnel. 1) Leadership conference: with identified leaders from every site. This initial training will focus on the basics of trauma informed care and the process of sustainable implementation. During this conference information about current practice standards will be collected, which will inform the next phases of the implementation process. 2) Team Development: Each identified area will develop an implementation team who will be members of the Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community. 3) Assessment-Phase: Each team completes the Trauma-Informed Agency Assessment (TIAA). These assessments are scored and a dashboard of suggested action strategies is returned to each team. 4) Action-Phase: Each team develops a plan based on their TIAA results in consultation with UK CTAC. DJJ leadership will have input into this process. 5) Regional Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions: These trainings will focus on developing a cadre of regional trainers who can provide trauma-informed care regionally in a sustainable manner. Approximately four TTT events will be held. 6) Consultation phase: UK CTAC will provide ongoing consultation to teams, regional trainers, and DJJ leadership on the implementation and sustainability of the project.
Effective start/end date1/1/156/30/16


  • KY Justice Cabinet: $78,219.00


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