TMH Network

Telemental Health Trauma Treatment Network (TMH)

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington (CACWA) is partnering with Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC) to develop and support a Telemental Health Trauma Treatment Network.

The purpose of this project is to ensure that all children served by Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) can access trauma-informed and evidenced-based therapy that will help them recover from the abuse they have experienced.


The Need

Children who experience sexual and other types of abuse benefit from trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy.

The Challenge

Children living in rural and remote areas of the state often do not have access to trained and experienced therapists.

The Solution

Connect children being served by CACs in rural or remote areas with trained therapists through a network of professionals who can provide trauma-focused, evidence-based Telemental health (TMH) services.

Join Us

CACWA is seeking therapists licensed in the state of Washington who:

  • Understand the unique impact of intense traumatic stress on children;
  • Have devoted or wish to devote a significant portion of their practice to becoming very effective in treating traumatized children and working with their families;
  • Have specialized training in one or more evidence-based or evidence-informed trauma treatment models or who wish to develop this expertise and are willing to participate in such training/consultation;
  • Have met or are willing to meet state requirements for delivery of telemental health;
  • Ideally have some experience in delivery of treatment via telemental health

Therapist That Participate Will:

  • Be able to expand their caseloads through typical reimbursement strategies and do so in the hours most convenient for them;
  • Gain additional proficiency in providing trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy using a telemental health format;
  • Have access to no cost specialized training in delivery of TF-CBT via telemental health;
  • Receive access to age-appropriate supplies for children that are specifically selected to enhance delivery of TF-CBT via telemental health;
  • Get technical assistance from leading national experts in the implementation of a trauma-focused telemental health program;
  • Engage with other trauma specialists across the state and build mutually supportive relationships;
  • Participate in client matching though the network of rural Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in Washington;
  • Benefit from on-the-ground local CAC support of children and families, as well as professional connections to help you understand local culture and events that impact the therapeutic process;
  • Be able to actively participate in the development and growth of the rural support network.

Our Commitment

Participants in this network will have access to the training and consultation needed to provide trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy using a TMH approach. In spring 2021, therapists already trained in TF-CBT who register to join the Network will receive FREE specialized training on effective TF-CBT delivery using a telemental health format.
To learn more, call 360-753-3703 or send an email to

To Participate, Therapists Must Commit to:

To participate in the Network, therapists must commit to the following:

  • TRAINING: Network members who have already completed instructor-led TF-CBT training and consultation will be offered free specialized training in telemental health delivery of TF-CBT.
  • CASELOAD: After a startup period, participating therapists are asked to commit to serving at least 10 children per year who live in rural areas and are referred by a Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • REIMBURSEMENT: Therapists will bill as they do for other local clients. CACWA will explore additional funding streams with an eye toward securing enhanced reimbursements for this service.
  • PEER NETWORKING & SUPPORT: Network members will be able to participate in at least 6 peer learning/mentoring sessions each year for information sharing, discussion, and support.

Download the TMH Making Connections Brochure Below

Development of the Network is Supported By:

Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC) provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to reduce the prevalence and adverse impact of child maltreatment by ensuring all children have access to a high-quality, multi-disciplinary response to abuse that is coordinated, evidence-based and trauma-informed. To learn more about WRCAC’s efforts, please contact
WRCAC is a program of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington (CACWA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and the accredited state chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. As a membership organization, CACWA supports the development, growth, and sustainability of CACs and their MDT partners through training, technical assistance, networking & peer support, research, funding, and advocacy. There are currently 17 accredited and 6 developing CACs in Washington State.
CACWA is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance.

Additional Resources

Learn how evidence-based mental health treatments help victims of child abuse.

Comprehensive Approach to Trauma Informed Care for CACs