Professional and public education in child maltreatment is one of the largest programs of CCAN. On both state and national levels, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, child protective service personnel, tribal and Indian Health Service professionals, and advanced students in numerous disciplines benefit from these programs. Tricia Gardner, JD, is the Director of Professional Education for CCAN and can be contacted for more information about each of the training programs.

New Training Positions Available 2019-20 - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology (IBSUP)

Post-doctoral Programs Available
Advanced training in pediatric psychology and child clinical psychology have been integral parts of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) since the 1960's. Pediatric Psychology post-doctoral fellows participate in a variety of activities on medical inpatient units, the consultation and liaison service, and in medical and psychological outpatient clinics. Child clinical therapy and assessment experiences are also available. The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) provides in-depth training in a broad range of clinical and research aspects in child maltreatment. In addiition, experiences are also available in neuropsychological assessment and child clinical assessment and treatment. The faculty includes seventeen psychologists and other medical health professionals to provide supervision and mentoring. To download a copy of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology application and instructions please click here. 

List of CCAN Programs

Interdisciplinary Training Initiative for Underserved Children (ITIUC)

ITIUC is a is a specialized program for graduate students in psychology. The ITIUC is one of 18 graduate psychology programs funded nationally by the Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of trained psychologists to work with this special population of children.

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP)
ITP is a graduate training program for advanced students in medicine, law, psychology, social work, nursing, public health, and related disciplines. The ITP admits 20 students each year.

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth

The Center is designed to provide states, territories, and the District of Columbia with information and assistance in the management of children with sexual behavior problems and adolescent sex offenders.

Native American Programs
For information on the educational programs, including Project Making Medicine, see Native American Programs.

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Conference
This annual conference is an event that utilizes local and national expertise on major topics in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. 

Project Making Medicine (PMM)

Project Making Medicine (PMM) is a national training program for mental health professionals from tribal and Indian Health Service agencies in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. PMM is funded by a grant from the Indian Health Service and the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect in HHS.