Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)


Sold By: International Trauma Training Institute


International Trauma Training Institute is an approved NBCC continuing education provider. ACEP # 6674

DATE: Register at any time
DELIVERY METHOD: 6 Modules, Self-paced, Online
All course material is provided.


After successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to apply for certification at Evergreen Certifications


  • This course is built around 6 modules. Each module is presented as a narrated PowerPoint along with additional videos and articles.
  • At the end of each module participants are expected to pass a quiz with a minimum grade of 80% in order to advance to the next module.
  • Participants must complete the modules in the order they are presented.
  • Completion documentation will be provided after the 6th module.


This six-module online training will cover the following topics:

  • What is Trauma and how is it Experienced by Children?
  • Types of stress: positive stress, tolerable stress, and toxic stress
  • Types of trauma: Type I, Type II, Type III, Indirect exposure contributing to professional burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary trauma
  • Child maltreatment: society’s view of children, child protection mandates, and prevalence of child maltreatment
  • Normal child development: physical, cognitive, self and others, behavioral, and he effects of trauma on child development
  • Brain development: normal development and how it affected by acute trauma and complex trauma
  • Trauma Memory: implicit and explicit
  • Effects of Psychological Trauma Experienced by Children
  • Central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, sensory-somatic nervous system, and autonomic nervous system
  • Parts of the brain: brain stem, limbic system, and cerebral cortex
  • Trauma impact on child development: cognitive, affective, behavioral, and somatic-physiological
  • Children’s Reaction to Traumatic Stress
  • Coping strategies: adaptive and maladaptive
  • Counterfactual thinking: cognitive restructuring
  • Self-blame
  • Meaning-making
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM): history, changes in DSM-5
  • Comorbidity
  • Evidence-based assessment instruments: administering, interpreting, and use in treatment
  • Planning
  • History of trauma treatment with children: TF-CBT, family therapy, play therapy, and expressive arts therapy
  • Other Treatment Considerations
  • Role of the non-offending caregiver: effects of trauma, family dysfunction, and attachment
  • Engaging children and caregivers: the first session, duration of treatment, and treatment planning
  • Ethical issues