The Academy for Trauma Informed Practice in

Child Welfare, Mental Health, and Schools

(UVM Course: EDSP 295b)

Hybrid Course sequence offered by the UVM Department of Education in collaboration with the Child Welfare Training Partnership.


Course will include an online component and 9 full-day, in-person classes on the following dates:  

Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.


 September 2017—May 2018

Purpose and Goal

The Placement Stability Project aims to build capacity in the community to improve well-being for children and families involved in the child welfare system pre and post adoption.

It is the goal of this Academy to increase the number of professionals across child welfare, mental health and education systems who enter the field knowledgeable about evidence based practices and equipped to effectively support the strengths and complex needs of children, youth and families who have been adversely touched by trauma.  In addition, all core topics will address the necessary systems and data essential for sustaining and building capacity for trauma informed practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework.

Why participate in the Academy?

  • Learn to effectively work alongside children, families, and other professionals, to build resilience & enhance well-being while addressing complex trauma-related needs.
  • Gain skills in specific evidence informed practices such as PBIS, PCIT, ARC, RPC+, CARE.
  • Obtain certificate of completion from the Academy
  • Earn CEUs or 1-6 elective credits from the College of Education and Social Services, Department of Education. 



Tuition & Fees: (differs by # of credits taken)

Full and Partial Scholarships for students and professionals will be made available by the Child Welfare Training Partnership’s Placement Stability Project for 2017-18.  

APPLICATION PROCESS for the 2018-2019 session will open Spring of 2017. Check back here for more information soon!