Training at AIP: Overview
The Training Center at AIP operates on a Learning Community model, building and expanding communities of practice that can improve access and quality of trauma services, and sustain evidence-based practices in schools and clinics. AIP provides training to school-based clinicians, social work interns working within public schools as well as teachers and other school staff, related to trauma and mental health difficulties. All trainings in techniques to treat trauma are exclusively evidence-based practices.
Institute for Trauma Training in Schools (ITTS)
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention has partnered with Simmons University's School of Social Work to create an online self-guided learning course for working mental health professionals covering topics related to treating students experiencing traumatic stress.
National Center for Safe Supportive Schools (NCS3)
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention has partnered with the University of Maryland's National Center for School Mental Health & the Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago's Center for Childhood resilience to develop this online course for mental health interns working in schools. The course focuses on orienting interns to the ways traumatic stress may present in a school setting, and considerations for practice.
Training for School-based Clinicians
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention offers a variety of trainings throughout the year to clinicians who are working with children in schools in evidence-based treatments of trauma as well as other mental health issues.
Training for Schools & Districts
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention provides training to teachers, administrators and other school staff in the understanding of trauma and its effects on learning as well as practical strategies for working with students affected by trauma. AIP also provides consultation for school districts who are interested in promoting trauma-informed practices district-wide. This includes consultation and guidance in district-wide training, self-assessment and action plans.
Trauma Focused Internships
The Center for Trauma Care in Schools created the Trauma-Focused Internship Program, a workforce development partnership between CTCS, graduate schools of social work and counseling, local school districts, and local mental health provider agencies. It is designed to provide specialized training and consultation in providing trauma treatment services to students in school settings. The program provides students with training during their internship year in a number of evidenced-based practices (EBPs) including: Trauma Systems Therapy (school based adaptation), Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness, Coping Cat for Anxiety, and CBITS and/or Bounce Back for group-based treatments for traumatic stress).