C-START Project

C-START began in 2012 and is focused on building Miami-Dade’s capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions for child trauma and grief. C-START uses the Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) training model to engage multiple stakeholders in a community change team. Through a yearlong training, this team learns how to appropriately screen children for trauma symptoms, refer to services, and monitor and deliver trauma-informed treatment from nationally certified trainers.

Past trainings have included Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma-Focused Evidence-Based Case Management, Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT), and TF-CBT modified for sex trafficking survivors.

Upcoming Trainings

Our next Learning Collaborative will be focused on RISK REDUCTION THROUGH FAMILY THERAPY (RRFT), an evidence-based, integrated approach to treating substance use, high risk behaviors, and trauma symptoms among youth exposed to trauma. It will be led by the developer of RRFT, Dr. Carla Danielson, from Medical University of South Carolina.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE : Within community agencies focusing on at-risk youth, mental health clinicians with a strong foundation in TF-CBT — including successful completion of a TF-CBT training — and who work with trauma-exposed youth experiencing substance use or other high risk behaviors. Also, case managers who work with trauma-exposed youth experiencing substance use or other high risk behaviors.

COST: There is no cost to participate in the training and practice. Interested professionals must apply, complete pre-work and make a commitment to work and report on cases using RRFT.


January 25 – 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Broker Training Event

February 4, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rostered Participants

Participants who complete all training requirements are rostered by C-START, indicating their knowledge and experience using trauma-informed practices with children and families. A list of C-START rostered participants is below,


TF-CBT and RRFT resources for our current C-START participants can be found here.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the project? Send us an e-mail at [email protected]

C-START is a program of Kristi House, Inc. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in conjunction with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, as a Community Treatment and Services Center Category III site.
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