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Clinicians Build Skills in Treating Trauma

Kentucky’s children’s advocacy centers are committed to helping children heal from the trauma of abuse.  On March 3, 2021, twenty-three clinicians representing eight of Kentucky’s children’s advocacy centers and two partner agencies participated in training on Advanced Topics in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  Topics were selected after a survey of clinicians already trained in TF-CBT, an evidence based treatment model.   This three-hour training hosted by CAC-Kentucky was presented by licensed psychologist Melissa Runyon, Ph.D.  Topics included tele-mental health therapy, children with sexual behavior problems, and complex trauma.  In the words of one training participant, “It was a very informative, educational training. I enjoyed it, and I am eager to use my knowledge in future cases!”


Providing statewide, specialized training is a key function of CAC Kentucky.  Additional training opportunities are added throughout the year.