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E-Training Puts Evidence-Based Programs into Schools


Even though evidence-based behavioral health interventions are proven to work, few programs make their way into schools. A major roadblock is they often require in-person training for providers, and most schools don’t have the time or resources to make that happen.

To provide a more efficient and less costly alternative, we’ve been partnering with intervention developers around the country to transform their in-person trainings into effective, engaging, and personalized online trainings that are easily disseminated.

With 24/7 access to materials, staff can complete a training at their own pace. And, as opposed to paying for trainers to come on-site, many e-trainings are available for free. Most importantly, our online trainings have been proven as effective as in-person instruction.*

Additional benefits of e-training include:

  • Interactive exercises with personalized feedback, such as virtual simulations of training activities, to maximize engagement and learning
  • Supplemental resources, such as downloadable materials or interviews with intervention developers and trainers, to augment the training
  • Online community for exchanging ideas, sharing materials, and getting answers from experts
  • Embedded assessments for self-reflection, comprehension checks, and continuing education certification

Visit cbitsprogram.org (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools) to see the free e-training we developed with Bradley Stein, PhD, senior scientist, RAND Corporation; Lisa Jaycox, PhD, senior behavioral scientist, RAND Corporation; Marleen Wong, PhD, associate dean and clinical professor, University of Southern California School of Social Work; and Sheryl Kataoka, MD, training director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles.

Adapted from their in-person training and printed materials, we helped our partners develop a website to provide an e-training along with resources for program implementation and evaluation. The CBITS website has helped providers in 47 U.S. states and 32 countries—magnifying the intervention’s impact so more schools are now equipped to help students recover from traumatic events.

To discuss how we can help you develop an e-training for your intervention, contact us at (919) 677-0102 x623 or services@3cisd.com.

*Vona, P., Wilmoth, P., Jaycox, L. H., McMillen, J. S., Kataoka, S. H., Wong, M., DeRosier, M. E., Langley, A. K., Kaufman, J., Tang. L., & Stein, B. D. (2014). A web-based platform to support implementation of an evidence-based mental health intervention: Lesson from the CBITS website. Psychiatric Services, 65(11), 1381-1384. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300512

Stein, B. D., Celedonia, K., Swartz, H., DeRosier, M. E., Sorbero, M., Brindley, R., Burns, R., Dick, A., & Frank, E. (2015). Implementing a web-based intervention to train community clinicians in an evidence-based psychotherapy: A pilot study. Psychiatric Services, 66(9), 988-991. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400318

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