Goal 1: Enhance and expand FCT to better serve families of complex trauma.
Objective 1: Enhance the FCT comprehensive online, field- based, competency training and certification program to include trauma treatment modifications suggested by Richard Kagan of Real Life Heroes and NCTSN (obtained from a previous evaluation). Update the 18 units of training and update the certification process for over 300 staff with up to 300 additional staff certified in FCT in the updated trauma treatment components. Integration of the NCTSN Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS-Trauma) assessment and additional relevant population-specific complex trauma assessments will be included in the enhancement. The FCT Implementation Assessment Device will also be used to carry out this objective.
Goal 2: Extend the access to FCT for families/victims of complex trauma in the identified states and additional states.
Objective 1: Increase availability of trauma treatment by expansion of providers FCT including an 5-year impact of 7,200 families, in over 9 states, in over 40 site locations, and 400-600 additional FCT personnel over the course of the project period) through targeted recruitment and outreach strategies. The FCT Readiness Assessment Matrix and Fidelity Adherence Compliance Tool will be used to carry out this objective.
Goal 3: Advance the awareness and access of FCT nationally for trauma centers.
Objective 1: Engage in national participation in leadership development for agencies providing trauma treatment and increase the advancement of trauma treatment for the family system through evidenced-based and home-based treatment, including leadership development and support for the 25 NCTSN Category II awardee sites.
Goal 4: Fully implement researched trauma-based assessment into the FCT model practice.
Objective 1: Collaborate with other NCTSN sites to determine the best Assessment available for utilization within FCT and which would produce results able to be evaluated around trauma population and affects of the FCT model on trauma symptoms and family functioning.