Learning Collaborative Methodology

NC Child Treatment Program adopted the Learning Collaborative approach to training in collaboration with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress in 2008.1

NC CTP Learning Collaborative Goals:

  • Improve access to Evidence-Based Treatments (EBTs) for children and adolescents across North Carolina.
  • Build organizational capacity to implement and sustain EBTs in individual practices and community-based providers.

These intensive training programs are led by national trainers who have been endorsed by the model developers. Participating teams receive training and individualized coaching as they provide the model.

  • The Collaborative includes in-person and virtual training sessions plus individualized consultation by phone or video conference. Training focuses on attaining clinical competency, model fidelity, improved outcomes, and implementation success. Participants receive contact hours through AHEC upon successful completion of all learning sessions.
  • Clinicians provide the model guided by the developer-endorsed materials. They have multiple opportunities to practice skills and to receive detailed fidelity monitoring and feedback.
  • Senior Leaders have the opportunity to apply lessons from Implementation Science to overcome barriers and successfully implement and sustain the EBT.
  • Teams have the opportunity to share successes and learn from each other.

1 Ebert, L., Amaya-Jackson, L., Markiewicz, J., Burroughs, J. (2008). The NCCTS Learning Collaborative Model for the Adoption & Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment: NCCTS Guidelines for Conducting a Learning Collaborative. Los Angeles, CA and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Center.

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