Testimonials

Since the inception of CTR, we have verifiable data that has proven the effectiveness of a collaborative approach in our care with traumatized children. This methodology greatly supports caregivers, educators, and professionals as they interact with these children in on a daily basis. It is exciting to share that we have data showing strong improvements across all 7 Developmental Domains for most youth in CCI. Here are some testimonials to highlight its success.

“It surprised me that nice things started happening with P’s Care Team as well. The group was much less stressed and more cooperative. The CCI model seems to bring that out in people. I think part of the reason for this is that everyone has a chance to contribute, but the model itself is also quite positive as opposed to being deficit centered. – C. A., Psychologist

“I’m excited to be a coach and apply what we are learning with caregivers and also the adverse childhood experiences – as a child protection worker, I haven’t been as proficient in this so this is really going to help me understand and apply this in better measures in our practice” – Recent CCI trainee, MCFD

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support through the program. It’s been insightful, encouraging and very, very helpful. A and I are grateful for the opportunity to have participated and to have learned, developed, and adapted so many of the wonderful strategies it presented. It’s made a huge difference in both of our lives.” – Foster Parent

“I just want you to know how much I appreciate the work that you are doing with CCI. We also have so many care providers who try so hard to stand by our children but eventually give up because of the behaviours our children present. It is so encouraging to be able to help caregivers make sense of the child’s behaviour so they are better able to understand where to focus their caregiving energy.” – Sarah, CYSN

“My take away from this training time was a lot of hope, inspired by the reality that we don’t focus on labels, those labels aren’t the person – I forgot that this can be fluid so this has given me hope.” – Recent Trainee at CCI

“Yep, pretty outstanding results. Suddenly a child/youth comes alive, and is able embrace positive things rather than just react from shame and fear. Yes, that is what tells the real story, and what makes it worthwhile.” – Elina, CYMH

“In Grade 9, Tom attended full days of school but missed 30 days of school due to stress and refusal to attend or family keeping him home because he was too worked up. This year, apart from sickness and a family holiday, Tom missed only one day of school. One other huge change – Tom wants to come to school now.” – Sandy R., High School teacher.

“It will be my pleasure and honour to complete the CCI feedback form. CCI changes kids’ lives!” – Diane M; Residential Contractor

“I am excited about the way you have organized the material and put it together in such a succinct way – messages such as: we can try, you are believed in, we have your back – this is a name and a team that has credibility – and a framework that makes sense” – Recent CCI trainee

“Tears and emotion were responses from the team today. One of the care team members said “this process saved his life”. She had “horrible visions” of where things were going for this child when he and his siblings were first taken into care and in all her years of teaching had not seen such a damaged child and wrote that to the ministry. CCI has been “extremely valuable”. – CCI Care Team Member

“I am very excited to be exposed to a concise, well-packaged, respectful, and ultimately hopeful treatment paradigm for children and youth who deserve our very best! This is the answer to the question of what more can be done to improve outcomes for traumatized children with complex needs.” – Christa Russet, The Bridge.

Practice-Based Evidence

CTR has been collecting outcome data on cases for the past 7 years, particularly related to the Complex Care and Intervention Program. This has been in part in collaboration with Dr. Susan Wells, Univ. of B.C. , and partly as internal CTR program evaluation. Our evaluation has taken into account the following 2 areas:

  • Care Team Feedback and Satisfaction
  • Outcomes for Children and Youth

a) Care Team Feedback:

Care teams are a collaborative group that involves everyone working with a child suffering from complex trauma. This might be, for example, caregivers, social worker, grandparents, teacher, CHYM, adoption placement, and counsellor. They have reported the following:

  • Increased experience of support and collaboration
  • Greater confidence
  • Less reactive decision-making
  • Increased job satisfaction and decreased stress
  • Increased hope
  • Greater retention of caregivers keeping foster child within their care

b) Outcomes for Children and Youth

  • Consistent improvements across all 7 CTR Developmental Domains
  • Improved emotional and behavioural regulation
  • Improved placement stability
  • Decreased serious behaviour and decrease in critical incidents
  • Decreased use of psychotropic medications
  • Improved success in school

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