Wediko is excited to partner with the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP). The project provides Wediko clinicians with training and on-going consultation in evidence-based trauma treatments, including Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Wediko is committed to providing trauma-informed treatment and helping schools be trauma-sensitive. We know that treatment from a mental health professional who has training and experience working with traumatized children can reduce child traumatic stress and minimize physical, emotional, and social problems. Wediko clinicians all receive training and ongoing support in using the research-supported Trauma-Informed Treatment for Adults, Children, & Teens. This treatment approach supports trauma informed, strength-based, individualized clinical approaches with youth and families.
As a participating partner in MCTP, Wediko team members will be trained in Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), a treatment approach for children & adolescents 3-22 and their adult caregivers designed to support children and families who have experienced multiple life stressors and adversity.
The vision of the MCTP is to assist child welfare and mental health agencies and professionals in the identification of children impacted by trauma, link these children and their families to effective treatment and enhance child welfare and mental health’s ability to collaborate for the well-being of traumatized children.
Wediko is one of five Boston-based agencies participating in the program.
More about MCTP: The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc., Justice Resource Institute, Boston Medical Center, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developed the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP) to transform the child welfare system in Massachusetts by integrating trauma-informed and trauma-focused practice into child protective service delivery. MCTP seeks to improve placement stability and outcomes for children with complex trauma in DCF care by creating a sustainable capacity for providing evidenced-based trauma interventions within provider agencies, and trauma-informed practices within DCF. The target population for the project is children ages 0-18 with complex trauma in placement through DCF.
MCTP is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.