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May 2018Vol. 19, No. 4Developmentally Informed Training for Working With At-Risk Children

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally informed, biologically respectful approach to working with at-risk children. Training on this model is now available through the Child Trauma Academy. 

NMT is not a specific technique or intervention; it is an evidence-based practice approach to clinical problem solving that looks at a child's history and current functioning. It integrates principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to work with children and families. This approach has three components: training/capacity building, assessment, and recommendations for selecting and sequencing of activities that match the needs and strengths of the child.

Three types of training are available:

  • NMT Case-Based Series: Online sessions where attendees can participate live or watch a recording
  • NMT Training Certification: A year-long, self-paced training program
  • Face-to-Face NMT Boot Camps

More information and links to the different types are training is available at