About Us

Mission

To improve the health and functioning of infants, children, adolescents, and families coping with attachment difficulties, trauma symptoms, and significant behavioral-emotional challenges.

History

2006

NC CTP was founded by three physicians:

  • Dana Hagele, MD, MPH – Child Abuse Pediatrician at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Rebecca Socolar, MD, MPH – Child Abuse Pediatrician at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH – Physician with the Duke Department of Psychiatry

The founders created NC CTP as a training and implementation platform for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). The original intent of TF-CBT was to provide treatment for children who had experienced sexual abuse, but the founders quickly realized that TF-CBT is an effective treatment for children who have been through any type of trauma.

2006 – 2009

NC CTP‘s work with traumatized children was piloted in Northeastern North Carolina. It covered 28 counties and included work with a variety of agencies and providers.

2009

NC CTP took its work to a statewide level. Training in TF-CBT was expanded to include 90 counties in North Carolina.

2010

NC CTP moved their administrative home to the Center for Child and Family Health, where they are still housed today.

2013 – Present

In 2013, NC CTP received an annually recurring appropriation from the NC General Assembly for statewide program expansion. This appropriation supports statewide dissemination of evidence-based trauma treatment models for children and adolescents birth through 21 years of age. NC CTP‘s evidence-based implementation platform is useful for all types of treatment models. Model training is expanding to cover not only trauma treatment, but also issues with attachment and other behavioral / emotional issues.

What We Do

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Training and Coaching

The North Carolina Child Treatment Program trains approximately 250 mental health providers per year in one of the following evidence-based treatment (EBT) models:

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)

Providers participate in a rigorous learning collaborative training process and work with CTP master trainers and consultants to become proficient in a specific treatment model. After successfully completing this process, they are included in the NC CTP roster of providers.

NC CTP Public Roster of Providers

Providers must meet the following requirements to join the NC CTP roster:

  • Completion of a model-specific Learning Collaborative
  • Demonstration of clinical competence and adherence to treatment model standards

If the provider has met these requirements, they will be added to the NC CTP roster of providers who are practicing evidence-based treatments. NC CTP audits this roster regularly to ensure that providers are maintaining high practice standards.

Use our roster to find a provider.

Treatment in Community-Based and Restricted Settings

NC CTP-rostered providers practice throughout the state of North Carolina, serving children in a variety of practice settings, including:

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Mental health clinics
  • Residential treatment settings
  • Psychiatric residential treatment facilities (PRTF)
  • Juvenile Justice and other restricted facilities

Performance and Outcomes Data Platform

NC CTP has developed NC POP – the North Carolina Performance and Outcomes Platform. NC POP is a software program that:

  • Tracks how efficiently and effectively evidence-based treatment models are used to treat children and families
  • Allows providers, agencies, managed care organizations, and other stakeholders to better use, understand, and report on performance and outcomes data
  • Helps the North Carolina mental health community to help children get better more quickly

Collaboration with Professionals and State Entities

NC CTP strongly believes in the power of collaboration. We are using our experience, data, and innovative processes to:

  • Share data through NC POP
  • Conduct expert case-level auditing of program graduates
  • Provide public mental health infrastructure support

Funders

NC CTP funding sources to date:

2006 – 2009

  • The Duke Endowment
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • NC Governor’s Crime Commission
  • NC DMH / DD / SAS
  • Sandhills LME

2009 – 2014

  • NC Division of Social Services

2013 – Present

  • NC General Assembly

Contact Us

Reach out with any questions or if you want to learn more about any of our programs or training opportunities.