Child Training Institute

For Mental Health Professionals Specializing in Child and Adolescent Therapy

The Child Training Institute (CTI), which is part of JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth, brings world-renowned, multidisciplinary experts leading the latest research and best practices to our professional training. We offer cutting-edge training to mental health professionals, including clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists who seek knowledge in the latest evidence-based treatments and techniques to help young clients and their families.

Working with children and adolescents who have experienced significant trauma and abuse, who struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, or who lag in emotional, psychological, developmental, or intellectual growth can be challenging. The Child Training Institute is here to support the professionals who are helping these children. We offer programs that encourage new ways to think about and approach the work, provide new skills, and support connections between clinicians and disciplines. We believe that ongoing training is essential to each individual’s professional development, as well as to the community of clients they serve.

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The Child Training Institute is proud to be presenting our world-class trainings online for the time being. Trainings are open to the public and provide continuing education credits for qualified participants.


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  • Teresa Merenda
  • Program Coordinator
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