USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC)

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Welcome to the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center

The University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC) is a designated Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 

Funded in late 2012, the Center trains clinicians and disseminates information throughout the United States on the evaluation and treatment of complex trauma effects – including substance abuse – in multiply-traumatized, socially marginalized adolescents who come in contact with mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice environments.

The USC-ATTC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA) grant number #1U79SM061262-01 as a Category II center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Through web-based and in-person workshops, the USC-ATTC provides training on the evidence-based treatment Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A; Briere & Lanktree, 2013).

Learn more about Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)

Although these trainings are intended primarily for existing centers of the NCTSN, USC-ATTC staff does provide training to other clinical groups or organizations when time and resources permit.

Download the 2nd edition of the ITCT-A manual

Download specific tools, worksheets, and handouts the clinician can utilize in providing ITCT-A

Download a guide for treating substance use issues

Additional services provided by the Center include:

  • Fact-sheets that detail complex trauma in adolescence and its psychological effects
  • Monthly video-conference ITCT-A case consultations directly with Drs. Briere and Lanktree
  • Webinars to help learn ITCT-A
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