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Creative Alternatives Of New York (CANY)

New York, NY

Grants Awarded

Learning Collaborative in Trauma-Focused Drama Therapy

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $100,000
Impact Area Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2011-2013

To support the design and implementation of a training program in trauma-focused drama therapy for Connecticut-based agencies providing mental health services for children and their families. The program is based on the Learning Collaborative model. Clinical staff and a supervisor from each agency participate in training and skill-building sessions and are provided with on-going supervision by CANY staff and the Connecticut Center for Effective Practice of the Child Health & Development Institute. The Learning Collaborative model is supported by evidence of success through data collected by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. It is designed to enhance the skills of the participating organizations through this network of similarly trained clinicians around the state. CANY worked with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to identify appropriate youth-serving agencies and will work with three new organizations in Year 2.