Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (HCMC) Learning Collaborative

Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY) is hosting the cultural enhancement of Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) titled Honoring Children Mending the Circle (HCMC). HCMC is the clinical application of the healing process in a traditional framework that supports the belief of American Indians and Native Alaskan culture of spiritual inclusion leading to renewal and recovery. The effectiveness of TF-CBT as an evidenced based treatment is maintained in the structure and protocol while the framework, theory, and application is culturally driven. Training involves a four-day intensive session, follow-up weekly case consultation zoom calls, web-based training and resources.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; Cohen, Deblinger & Mannarino, 2004) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents ages 3–18. TF-CBT integrates cognitive behavioral techniques with trauma-specific interventions.

The model has been researched in numerous randomized clinical trials and is considered the “best practice” model for reducing traumatized children’s emotional and behavioral problems. Children and families who receive TF-CBT meet weekly with a therapist, both individually and jointly. The treatment typically lasts 12–20 sessions.

This is training uses the learning collaborative model, which requires ongoing consultation activities (e.g., calls). This is not a single event training. Trainees will attend an in-person 4-day intensive training and then participate in 12 months consultations calls where clinicians play an interactive role as they staff HCMC cases, and receive support and guidance as they begin to deliver HCMC to youth.


November 6-9, 2023
Training starts Monday, November 6 at 8:30am


Gate City Bank’s Swiontek Center
500 2nd Ave S
Fargo ND 58102

Training Cost

Tuition for this training is being sponsored by the ND Department of Health and Human Services – Behavioral Health Division. However, you will be responsible for the cost of online pre-work, transportation, lodging, and meals outside of the training.

Application Process

2023 Application is closed.

Click here for the Training Brochure

CEUs are available

  • ND Social Work CEUs
  • ND Counselors CEUs
  • ND Psychologist CEUs


A block of rooms reserved for this training (November 5th-8th) at Radisson Blu. The link for this room block is:  https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/G9658841 and it expires on Oct 13th.

Rooms are also available at the Jasper Hotel by calling them directly at 701.532.2150.