Psychosocial Initiatives

In collaboration with our partners at Boston Children's Foundation, Project Joy, Urban Improv, and Occupational Therapy Associates, the Trauma Center offers a number of psychosocial initiatives for clients, communities, and multi-disciplinary providers. These diverse initiatives range from national disaster response and technical assistance, to early intervention programming and theater-based youth violence prevention. The common threads of these services are their core emphases on strength and resiliency based programming and their utilization of "Train the Trainer" dissemination approaches that build local capacity to establish and sustain services that can be adapted to meet the culturally specific needs of unique clients and communities.

Specific Initiatives

  • CBI (Classroom-Camp-Community-Culture Based Intervention): Evidence-based, trauma-informed, psychosocial intervention for youth facing life threat and other extreme traumatic stress exposures. Contact: Robert Macy, Ph.D., (617) 699-9939.
  • Metro Boston Critical Incident Training & Technical Assistance Service: DMH-funded, school and community-based critical incident technical assistance and response training. Contact: Robert Macy, Ph.D., (617) 699-9939.
  • PTSM (Posttraumatic Stress Management): Evidence-based, multi-modal training curriculum and technical assistance for local, national and international traumatic incidents including disasters and terrorism. Contact: Robert Macy, Ph.D., (617) 699-9939.
  • Power Play: Strengths-based training curriculum for teacher-led psychosocial interventions for preschool and elementary school children. Contact: Steven Gross, MSW, (617) 266-4569.
  • Trauma Drama: Urban Improv Intensive Curriculum for Middle-School Students Exposed to Trauma & Violence: Evidence-informed, improvisational theater-based, trauma-informed, youth violence prevention program. Contact: Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., (617) 232-1303 ext. 215.
  • Urban Improv Teacher Curriculum: Evidence-based training curriculum for teacher-led classroom-based youth violence prevention programming for elementary school students. Contact: Marla Zucker, Ph.D., (617) 232-1303 ext. 219.
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