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.