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Pre-Service Training

National Trauma-Focused Intern Training (T-FIT) for Counseling, Psychology, Social Work and other School Mental Health Trainees

The National Trauma-Focused Intern Training (T-FIT) for Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, and Other School Mental Health Trainees is a 9-module video series designed for school-based clinical trainees that is divided into two separate courses: 1) Foundations of Trauma-Informed School Mental Health and 2) Trauma-Informed School Approaches, Classroom, and Counseling Supports. The presented content in each module is enhanced by opportunities for self-reflection and strategizing as well as interviews with educators, administrators, school counselors and clinical trainees, parents, and students. The series is available as an online certificate program. Both courses are now available. We encourage you to share this learning series with your students, colleagues, and supervisors! Access the training series flier.

Valuable learning materials for school mental health: 

• Critical concepts and skills for understanding trauma in schools and responding to children’s and teens’ trauma 

• Features interviews with educators, administrators, school counselors, clinical trainees, parents, and students 

• Emphasis on cultural responsiveness, anti-racism, and equity 

• Prompts for learner self-reflection and 

strategizing 

• Focus on research-validated approaches 

• Led by expert faculty in K-12 school-based mental health 

• Designed for school-based trainees in social work, counseling, school psychology, and other mental health disciplines 

Course 1: Foundations of Trauma-Informed School Mental Health 

  • Module 1: Comprehensive School Mental Health 

  • Module 2: Introduction to Trauma 

  • Module 3: Identifying Trauma in Schools 

  • Module 4: Cultural Responsiveness, Anti-Racism, and Equity (CARE) 

  • Module 5: Secondary Traumatic Stress 

  • Module 6: Trauma-Informed Schools 

Course 2: Trauma-Informed School, Classroom, and Counseling Supports 

  • Module 7: School Approaches to Support Students 

  • Module 8: Classroom Strategies to Support Students 

  • Module 9: Early Identification, Intervention, and Treatment 

What: Two courses, (Course 1: Foundations of Trauma-Informed School Mental Health and Course 2: Trauma-Informed School, Classroom, and Counseling Supports) 9.5 hours total. 

How: There are TWO ways to access these courses:

1) If you would like to earn a certificate for completing one of the full courses, you can sign up for courses HERE through the NCS3's online learning platform. 

2) If you would prefer to view the materials without obtaining a certificate, the videos of each session are included below.

Module 1: Comprehensive School Mental Health

This module explores the core features of comprehensive school mental health systems as well as what research says about its positive effect on student outcomes.

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