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About Us

The Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma (CCWT) is a resource for child-serving organizations in Massachusetts, delivering information, tools, and training to help organizations become more trauma-informed and responsive (TIR).

The CCWT is a division of the Office of the Child Advocate, an independent state agency with oversight and ombuds functions over state agencies that serve children.

The CCWT was established by the Massachusetts legislature in 2021 following recommendations made by the Office of the Child Advocate’s Childhood Trauma Task Force. The task force’s framework, including guiding principles and action steps, is available through the CCWT to these child-serving organizations as they support children and families.

As part of the OCA, CCWT works collaboratively with state agencies and their funded community partners to become more trauma responsive through training, communities of practice, technical assistance, coaching, and other collaborations.

The CCWT provides a road map for organizations to follow on their journey of becoming more TIR, which will best serve children and help them thrive and grow into healthy adults. Among other resources on this site, you can:

We are glad you are here, and we want to learn from you as well. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please send them to:


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