The School and Community Programs team provides professional training to school staff and community leaders on prevention and intervention services to help them provide evidence-based mental health services to students.

Trauma Treatment Groups for Students (TTGS) Training Program

The Child Mind Institute offers a trauma training program for school-based mental health providers on how to deliver group treatment for trauma-exposed students.

Trauma Treatment Groups for Students (TTGS) is an evidence-based treatment protocol for students ages 8-18 struggling in the aftermath of trauma exposures. TTGS is based on trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), modified for students in high need communities who are at risk for experiencing chronic traumatic events. Research has shown that exposure to traumatic events and chronic stressors has adverse effects on students’ school, social, and family functioning. TTGS provides schools with the opportunity to address the mental health epidemic that follows exposure to trauma.

TTGS is to be used with groups of students who have been impacted by traumatic events and are experiencing moderate levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms. Students typically engage in 10 group sessions that focus on evidence-based coping skills specific to symptoms that follow exposure to traumatic events. Treatment also includes two individual sessions where students focus on addressing their specific traumatic event. Lastly, TTGS includes ways to engage families in the support of treatment gains and generalization of skills.

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School and Community Programs – Social Emotional Learning (SCP-SEL) Training Program

The Child Mind Institute is providing a training opportunity in the School and Community Programs Social-Emotional Learning curriculum (SCP-SEL). The SCP-SEL curriculum is designed to teach students a set of evidence-based coping skills that prepare them to regulate their emotions, manage difficult thoughts and behaviors, interact effectively with others, and engage in relaxation and mindfulness practices to be navigate stressful situations. The SCP-SEL curriculum is designed to be delivered through a six-part workshop series, 40 minutes each, adapted for grades K to 12.

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If you are interested in providing training for your entire school in either SCP-SEL or TTGS, please contact Janine Domingues at

Our School and Community Programs team has plans within the next year to engage in capacity-building training on a national level. If you are interested in receiving announcements about future training dates, please join our listserv here.