The Childhood Violent Trauma Center

The multi-disciplinary team of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center provides trauma-informed treatments and services to children and families, builds professional knowledge through clinical research, and advances the field of child trauma treatment through collaboration, training and dissemination. For more than two decades, we have translated direct clinical experience and advances in scientific and practical knowledge into groundbreaking interventions for traumatized children and families. 


The Childhood Violent Trauma Center offers a wide variety of training opportunities for professionals of many disciplines, with the common goals of increasing awareness of the impact of exposure to violence and other potentially traumatic events, and enhancing professionals’ capacity to identify and respond to the psychological needs of traumatized children.

Post-Graduate Training for Clinicians

The CVTC provides clinical training for child psychiatrists, child psychologists and clinical social workers in assessment, treatment and collaborative approaches to intervention with...

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention Training

The Childhood Violent Trauma Center can train agencies in the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention. 

Consultation to Communities Developing Law Enforcement-Mental Health Partnerships

The CVTC offers consultation, training and technical assistance to communities interested in developing law enforcement-mental health partnerships to respond to children exposed to violence.

Police Officer Training

As part of the CD-CP Program, New Haven police officers of all ranks receive training on principles of:


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