Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is a roster of organizational NCTSN members arranged by state. This list includes current grantees as well as affiliated members—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each site the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, abstract, and contact information are listed. This roster will change as the funding status of these sites changes.

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Click here (PDF) for a complete listing of Network members by federal fiscal year. This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Adelphia University, Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment at the School of Social Work will: 1) create a skilled trauma-focused workforce of social work and other mental health professionals on Long Island and in parts of New York City; 2) support delivery of evidence-based treatments to adolescents across Long Island, with an emphasis on youth in residential settings; and 3) build on existing collaborations with local and national agencies, and with service systems, to improve the quality of trauma-informed services by multidisciplinary providers (e.g., child welfare, probation). During the four years of the project, the institute will provide training on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent trauma to more than 1,300 social work students and multidisciplinary providers across the region, extending the scope of evidence-based and trauma-informed service delivery to more than 4,000 adolescents.

Contact: 
Victor Labruna
Phone: 
(516) 672-3859

Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse (ATSSA) program is housed within the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. ATSSA's mission has been to improve the standard of care for adolescents with co-occurring traumatic stress and substance use through the identification and development of treatment and service approaches for this underserved population. An integrated intervention for traumatic stress and substance abuse was developed, piloted, and implemented among several Network sites. The resulting intervention—Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (TST-SA)—employs a socioecological approach to address emotional regulation and environmental stability needs of youth and families.

In collaboration with NCTSN centers, the ATSSA program has led the development of Understanding the Links between Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse: A Toolkit for Providers. The Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center at CARD continues to provide evidence-based treatments for youth and families with a wide range of anxiety disorders. In addition, CARD continues to make significant contributions to the understanding of anxiety disorders, as well as the development, evaluation, and dissemination of effective treatment programs.

Contact: 
David H. Barlow
Phone: 
(617) 353-9610

Aliviane, Inc., Behavioral Health Clinic Community Treatment and Services Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Aliviane Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center will focus on children and adolescents exposed to complex trauma including emotional abuse, severe neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnessing family or community violence. The target population, aged 6–17, is 94 percent Latino/Latina, with 86 percent living at or below the poverty level. Objectives during the lifetime of the grant include: 1) collaborating with a professional steering committee and consumer advisory board; 2) providing training on effective trauma practices and trauma awareness to 150 individuals; 3) assisting five community-based programs to implement trauma-informed practices consistent with NCTSN best practices; 4) providing training to eight CTS staff on Culturally Modified Trauma-Focused Treatment (CMTFT) and Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT); and 4) collecting data on client characteristics, evidence-based services received, and treatment outcomes for 500 children and adolescents in the target age group.

Contact: 
Dante Jimenez
Phone: 
915-782-4023

Allegheny General Hospital-Singer Research Institute, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents will provide national expertise in Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress Reactions and Traumatic Grief. The center—which developed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)—will adapt both interventions for foster children with severe behavioral traumatic stress reactions, will develop a culturally adapted AF-CBT implementation manual, and will provide culturally adapted TF-CBT and AF-CBT training and consultation to therapists who treat military children. In addition, the center will: 1) address behavioral health disparities for children in foster care, LGBTQ youth, and military children with traumatic stress reactions or traumatic grief; 2) collaborate with Persad Center (the nation's second-oldest LGBTQ provider organization) to develop toolkits for child and adolescent mental health providers; 3) adapt TF-CBT treatment materials; 4) provide LGBTQ-competent TF-CBT training to therapists; and 5) develop a Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Grief Partnership composed of national experts, highly experienced service providers, and consumers. This group will create and evaluate strategies of national impact to establish a sustainable workforce of therapists who can provide affordable, high-quality TF-CBT and AF-CBT for children across the United States.

Contact: 
Judith Cohen
Phone: 
(412) 330-4321

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Alaska Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Anchorage Community Mental Health Services Child Trauma Center provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced complex trauma, and works to promote implementation of prevention and intervention services, based on best practices, throughout Anchorage. The center has developed and organized a Child Trauma Coalition—including service providers, educators, community leaders, advocates, and consumers—to advance systems change, build capacity, and promote community awareness.

In addition, the center serves as an expert resource regarding child trauma for Coalition members and the community at large. Working with the Coalition, the Trauma Center of Massachusetts, and the University of Alaska at Anchorage, the center is also helping to adapt, pilot, and evaluate the Trauma Center of Massachusetts's Attachment Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC) model to reflect local community needs, particularly those of Alaska Native children and children in the Alaska foster care system.

Contact: 
Joshua Arvidson
Phone: 
(907) 762-2817
Funding Period: 
[2002-2005]
Description: 
Originally founded as an orphanage, the Andrus Children's Center is a treatment, education, and research facility that serves families and children through campus-based programs, community-based initiatives, and mental health programs. The use of the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed residential care is a key feature of Andrus's work. Andrus joined the NCTSN as a member of the Children's Trauma Consoritum of Westchester, a collaborative with the Center for Preventive Psychiatry, Fordham University's Children's First, and the Westchester Medical Center's Behavioral Health Center.
Contact: 
Brian Farragher
Phone: 
(914) 965-3700 x1242

Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Another Choice, Another Chance will provide outpatient Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and youth aged 3–18 from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who live at or below the poverty level, and who have been victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The center will provide 12–20 sessions of individual, group, and/or family treatment services to 200 children/youth and their parents or other primary caregivers.

Contact: 
Sandi Snelgrove
Phone: 
(916) 361-2089
Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Aurora Mental Health Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves more than 5,000 people annually in Aurora, Colorado. Services are provided in eight counseling and specialized service centers; seven residential facilities; twenty-five public schools; two county departments of human services; and in homes, foster homes, and at other community locations. The center helps abused and neglected children and children who have witnessed interpersonal violence. The center's Intercept program works with children with mental illness and developmental disabilities, an underserved population with an extremely high prevalence of abuse, and has adapted Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children with developmental disabilities.
Contact: 
Kathie Snell
Phone: 
(303) 617-2733

Baystate Medical Center, Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss (House Calls) will improve access to and the quality of mental health care for children and families who are experiencing symptoms stemming from trauma or loss. The project will adapt Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for use in the In-Home Therapy (IHT) setting, which is a model of community-based mental health treatment in which patients receive intensive psychotherapy in their own homes. In addition to improving access, this adaptation will offer significant advantages for selected patients over the traditional outpatient TF-CBT by addressing the impact of trauma on the entire family unit. The treatment will then be disseminated through trainings and ongoing consultation. House Calls will serve children and adolescents aged 5–18 residing in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Objectives include: 1) training 24 IHT clinicians and their paraprofessionals in the adapted form of TF-CBT; 2) enrolling 120 children and their families in TF-CBT, 30 percent of whom will be military families; 3) gathering NCTSN-required data and appropriate clinical measures; 4) significantly reducing depressive, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral symptoms in 90 percent of children and families completing therapy; 5) maintaining robust partnerships with partner agencies and community stakeholders; and 6) ensuring fidelity to the TF-CBT model.
Contact: 
Barry Sarvet
Phone: 
(413) 794-6630

Bellevue Hospital Center, Creating Trauma-Focused Care in Secure Detention

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Creating Trauma-Focused Care in Juvenile Secure Detention will establish trauma-informed mental health screening in the New York City (NYC) secure juvenile detention centers. The program will establish groups trained in an evidence-based skills practice to help reduce trauma-related problems, and will build collaborative partnerships in the child-serving systems associated with juvenile detention to increase trauma responsiveness in those systems. Goals include: 1) creating and evaluating a systematic trauma-informed mental health screening process, and developing and disseminating a product through the Network; 2) adapting and evaluating the Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation-Adolescents (STAIR-A) skill-building group protocol for use in juvenile detention centers by juvenile detention center staff and mental health clinicians; 3) providing and evaluating an approach for the secure juvenile detention centers that includes an awareness of trauma, and a common language and methodology for handling trauma-related emotional and behavioral issues; and 4) building a collaborative partnership among major youth-serving systems that interact directly with NYC juvenile detention centers (e.g., probation, family courts, foster care agencies providing nonsecure detention), and extending trauma knowledge and trauma-informed care into those systems. During the four- year project, 7,200 unduplicated residents will be screened and 4,320 will participate in STAIR-A groups.

Contact: 
Michael Surko
Phone: 
(646) 935-7284