Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC) Learning Collaborative

The Tennessee COE Network has established an ARC Learning Collaborative to train community mental health providers in the ARC model. ARC is an intervention framework for youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress. ARC identifies three core domains that are frequently impacted among traumatized youth, and which are relevant to future resiliency. ARC provides a theoretical framework, core principles of intervention, and a guiding structure for providers working with these children and their caregivers, while recognizing that a one-size-model does not fit all. ARC is designed for youth from early childhood to adolescence and their caregivers or care-giving systems. Sign up for our monthly newsletter with information about ARC training opportunities.

Faculty Contact: Jon S. Ebert, Psy.D.

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Implementation

The CANS is a multi-purpose assessment tool developed to support decision making and monitor outcomes in child-serving systems. The Vanderbilt COE maintains a statewide infrastructure to train and certify DCS staff to reliably use the CANS, and deploys a staff of Master’s-level consultants in each DCS region to support use of the information for services planning. Learn more about CANS. Sign up for our monthly newsletter with information about CANS training opportunities.

Program Director: Kathy Gracey, M.Ed.

Safety Science

The Vanderbilt COE has developed a training and ongoing consultation program to assist DCS in advancing a safety culture. A safety culture is one in which values, attitudes and behaviors support a safe, engaged, workforce and reliable, error-free operations. Safety cultures strive to balance individual accountability with system accountability and value open communication, feedback, and continuous learning and improvement.

Program Director: Kathy Gracey, M.Ed.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Learning Collaborative

The Tennessee COE Network has established a TF-CBT Learning Collaborative to train community mental health providers to deliver TF-CBT with fidelity. TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy model for children who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. It is a components-based hybrid treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles. Sign up for our monthly newsletter with information about TF-CBT training opportunities.

Faculty Contact:  Jon S. Ebert, Psy.D.

Youth Development Learning Collaborative

The Tennessee COE Network has established a Youth Development Learning Collaborative to train community mental health providers to deliver the evidenced based program Teen Outreach Program (TOP) to congregate care facilities. The TOP program is designed  to empower teens to lead successful lives and build strong communities. 

Faculty Contact:  Jon S. Ebert, Psy.D.