Children's Complex Trauma Exposure Assessment (CTEA): Essential Strategies
Exposure to multiple, chronic interpersonal traumas, referred to (in accordance with the NYS HH definition) as complex trauma exposure, can result in significant disruptions in child and adolescent functioning and development. NYS has developed and approved comprehensive trauma screening and assessment to aid in the early identification and selection of appropriate interventions as essential in ameliorating the long-term impact on a child’s development.
This training provided an overview of the CMS complex trauma definition, workflow, referral process and assessment for determination of Health Home eligibility. The training also provided in depth guidance on how to conduct the Complex Trauma Exposure Assessment (CTEA) and Functional Impairment Assessment to be able to complete the Complex Trauma Eligibility Determination Form aiming to build the capacity of mental health professionals to assess and treat children with complex trauma.
Target Audience: Licensed Professionals who may conduct assessments and Health Home and Care Management Agency Staff.
1) Describe the workflow process for screening and assessing for Complex Trauma
2) Identify qualified professionals who are able to complete the Complex Trauma Exposure Assessment, Functional Assessment and Complex Trauma Eligibility Determination Form
3) Compile, analyze and synthesize clinical data obtained from the Assessments to identify enrollment into Health Home and appropriate interventions
4) Utilize a trauma informed approach (creating a safe environment, gathering information from multiple perspectives, utilizing a variety of assessment approaches and techniques) when completing the Complex Trauma Exposure Assessment
5) Articulate cultural and socioeconomic barriers and the significance of these barriers in the assessment process.
Slides available below.