Complex Care and Intervention Program

By: Complex Trauma Resources, Inc.  10-06-2015
Keywords: Chuck Geddes, Dr. Chuck Geddes, Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) Program,

The Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) Program was initially developed for the BC Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) by Dr. Chuck Geddes. CCI is a developmentally sensitive, trauma-focused intervention planning tool for child welfare. It was designed for children who have experienced significant trauma or maltreatment, and who exhibit substantial emotional, behavioral and interpersonal difficulties. CCI is an integration of approaches based on current understanding of attachment disruptions (including those caused by parental addictions, mental illness and loss), neglect, family violence and traumatic experiences, and how these experiences affect the neurological development, emotions, thinking, and behaviour of the children we work with. It is a systematic approach which engages in a collaborative partnership with professionals and caregivers for children who are in the care of MCFD or other out-of-home care. Outcome evaluation of CCI in partnership with the University of British Columbia – Okanagan indicates significant positive gains for many children and youth across a number of developmental domains. CCI is available to serve children in foster care in various locations around the province of BC, often provided by MCFD staff in conjunction with CTR support. CCI could be made available to other jurisdictions which are looking for a systemic approach to assessing and planning for children who have experienced severe trauma. The CCI Program is adaptable in various forms for others who care for children affected by complex trauma — to caregiving systems, child welfare agencies, residential care agencies, therapeutic foster networks, and mental health systems. The program is offered in a way that allows the caregiving system to build its own capacity to better understand and better address the challenges presented by kids who have experienced complex trauma.

Keywords: Chuck Geddes, Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) Program, Dr. Chuck Geddes,

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