History and Activities

Dr. Ricky Greenwald started the Child Trauma web site in 1997, and founded Child Trauma Institute (CTI) in 2002 in order to more effectively disseminate high quality training programs in trauma treatment. CTI became a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation in 2005, and was granted federal non-profit (501c3) status as a charitable organization in 2006. The Trauma Institute (TI) name was added in 2008 to better convey the full scope of our activities, which apply to adults as well as children and teens. Dr. Greenwald's clinical practice and intensive therapy services were merged with TI & CTI in 2012.

TI & CTI provides therapy, training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults. TI & CTI also conducts research on trauma assessment and treatment, and on its own training programs. TI & CTI provides this web site as a resource for clinicians, researchers, and parents. The site continues to add content, is linked by many sites, has received various awards (that we choose not to list), and currently averages about 60,000 hits per month.

TI & CTI developed a certification for progressive counting (PC) in 2014. TI & CTI started its first satellite office, in Buffalo, NY, in 2015, and another in Greensboro, NC, in 2016.

TI & CTI has conducted/collaborated on research in the following countries: Australia, Bosnia, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Israel, Netherlands, N. Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, and USA.

TI & CTI has provided training in the following countries: Aruba, Bermuda, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, N. Ireland, Saint Lucia, Scotland, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, and USA.