Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is an alphabetical listing of NCTSN member organizations. This list includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each organization, the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, program description, and contact information are listed.

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Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Spurwink Refugee Mental Health Project utilizes Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R), a multi-tiered mental health promotion model, to improve access to trauma-informed mental health services for refugee children and adolescents in Maine. The project is a partnership with the Refugee Trauma and Resiliency Center at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), United Somali Women of Maine, schools, providers, and grassroots organizations. The project provides services to refugee children and adolescents who have or are at risk for mental health issues due to complex trauma histories related to war, persecution, resettlement and acculturation. TST-R takes a social ecological approach to working with these children and youth, building systems of care that respond to their multi-dimensional needs. The initiative includes broad-based prevention and community resilience building, community-based skill-building groups for youth, and intensive home-based family therapy for those with significant mental health needs. All services are delivered by mental health clinicians and cultural brokers who assist the team and community in creating cross-cultural understanding and change.

City, State: 
Portland, ME
Contact: 
Sarah Ferriss
Phone: 
(207) 871-1211
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc. (SIMHS) is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) children’s services agency serving Staten Islanders since 1895. The mission of the Staten Island Mental Health Society is to improve the quality of life for Staten Island children and their families. Our vision is to have affordable, high quality, and evidence-based mental health, chemical dependence and related services readily available for Staten Island children. While specializing in the treatment of mental health related problems, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependence, it is also a respected, well established provider of effective services to disconnected and at-risk youth and adolescents transitioning to adulthood. The Society provides services to children and adolescents and their families who have been exposed to trauma including sexual or physical abuse, witness of domestic violence, school and community violence, and natural disasters. The focus of our NCTSN grant work is to expand, and enhance our continuum of evidence based trauma care to better serve children affected by an array of compounding traumatic events. SIMHS will utilize TF-CBT, CBITS and psychoeducation resiliency curriculums across our system of care that includes out-patient clinics, school based clinics, Children's Day Treatment Programs, as well as Head Start programs.

City, State: 
Staten Island, NY
Contact: 
Yezenia Ortiz-Perez
Phone: 
(718) 442-2225
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Complex Trauma Treatment Network (CTTN) is a network within the NCTSN established in 2009 to develop, adapt, and disseminate evidence-based child/family complex trauma interventions (CTI’s). The CTTN engages in three levels of activity across all ten HHS service regions: (I) enhancement of complex-trauma informed infrastructure across the care continuum; (II) CTI model dissemination, trainer-training, and adoption in residential treatment (RT), juvenile justice (JJ) and youth/family homeless shelter (HS) settings; and (III) promotion of regional sustainability of CTI’s through establishment of interagency consortia within large metropolitan regions, multistate urban corridors, and national service organizations. Building upon foundational groundwork from the past two funding cycles, CTTN is partnering with over two dozen state agencies and nonprofit foundations nationwide to conduct Learning Collaboratives embedding the ARC model as a systems and clinical intervention in RT settings and the Think Trauma Curriculum and the SPARCS treatment model in JJ settings, and to develop, pilot and refine an ARC-informed, brief SPARCS intervention for use in HS settings. The CTTN is also conducting intensive Learning Communities with the Division of Youth Services and Karidat Social Services in the Northern Mariana Islands, and with a coalition of seven governmental and nonprofit organizations led by the DHHS Behavioral Health Services Division in American Samoa, to seed complex-trauma informed infrastructure in the Pacific Island U.S. Territories. The CTTN is a collaboration of Suffolk University, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, Adelphi University, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services and the University of Chicago and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Michael Suvak
Phone: 
(617) 994-6869

The Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Funding Period: 
[2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University offers clinical services to young people experiencing difficulty with fears, anxiety, shyness, and other related disorders such as depression and traumatic stress. It also offers specialty programs for preschool-aged children with disruptive behavior problems.

The program provides comprehensive evaluations and state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral treatment for children and adolescents between the ages of three and 17. For certain child populations and disorders, the program provides behavioral parent training as well as live and interactive Internet-based services delivered directly to the homes of families struggling with difficult preschoolers.  
 

City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Donna Pincus
Phone: 
(617) 353-9315
Email: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program, Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program’s Violent Loss Response Team (VLRT) is a program of Frontline Service, Inc. that provides a crisis response and intensive case management services for children and families affected by homicide in the City of Cleveland.

VLRT is a partnership between the Cleveland Division of Police, MHS, and the Cuyahoga County Victim Witness Program. VLRT staff members provide comprehensive practical and emotional supportive services to family members of homicide victims. They work with families providing onsite crisis intervention and grief counseling, followed by intensive case management services that includes assistance food, shelter, and transportation; help with making funeral arrangements; applying for Victims of Crime Compensation; assistance with estate issues; applying for and accessing death benefits and life insurance; and helping to facilitating custody filings for children, if necessary. If families need ongoing care, VLRT provides mental health assessments and therapeutic services.

The Homicide Unit of the Cleveland Police Department makes referrals to VLRT by contacting the Frontline Service 24-hour crisis hotline. Staff provides a rapid response, usually within 24 hours, to engage the family in services. VLRT also works with the Witness Victim Center to help families navigate the criminal justice system and understand their legal rights. VLRT is available to the community 24/7.

The program’s original funding came from the Office of Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice in 2009, which enabled MHS and its partners to develop and deliver a best-practice model for families of homicide victims.

VLRT’s model has demonstrated success in addressing the immediate and emergent needs of families affected by traumatic loss. The community’s response has been overwhelmingly favorable, including requests to replicate the program.

The Police Assisted Referral Program was initiated on January 1, 2010. The project was designed to provide first responders with access to a trauma-informed mental health intervention that would address the domestic violence victims they encounter when responding to calls in public housing. CMHAPD makes referrals to the Crisis Hotline and information is relayed to clinical staff. At that time the PAR staff are notified of a new referral, and outreach attempts begin immediately. Some of the child services may include crisis intervention, trauma-informed diagnostic assessments, referrals and linkage to services, along with domestic violence advocacy and support services for the victim.

 

City, State: 
Cleveland, OH
Contact: 
Rosemary Creeden
Phone: 
(216) 274-3566

The Children's Center, Trauma Program for Families and Young Children

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Trauma Program for Families with Young Children will provide evidence-based trauma treatments to children aged 0–8 living in four metropolitan counties (Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber). Participants in the program will include children who have suffered trauma (including sexual, physical abuse, or neglect, and witnessing severe domestic violence) or traumatic grief. A specific focus will be on military children suffering from grief or from the return of an impaired parent/caregiver; other populations will include refugee children suffering from the loss of their home and extended family members, and children in domestic violence shelters. During the four-year program, approximately 6,000 children will be screened for trauma; and of those screened, 3,000 will receive trauma-informed mental health assessments. Additionally, 240 military children will be treated. By the end of the grant, 420 children and families will receive evidence-based trauma treatment.
City, State: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: 
Dough Goldsmith
Phone: 
(801) 582-5534
Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Children’s Place is a non-profit agency that helps heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other traumas. Serving the Kansas City community for over 30 years, The Children’s Place is a recognized leader in working with young children using evidence based therapy and best practice treatment.
 
Operating three main programs: Day Treatment, Outpatient Therapy and Parenting Support Services; The Children’s Place works to help every child overcome development delays  and mental health issues that manifest as a  result of traumatic experiences. Day Treatment provides a therapeutic early education program for children under the age of 5. Outpatient Therapy provides both child and family therapy for children up to 8 years of age and Parenting Support Services is an in-home service to work with caregivers to strengthen their parenting competencies and decrease parental stress. The goal of all three programs is to help children and families heal from adverse experiences and to  promote happy and healthy childhoods.
 

City, State: 
Kansas City, MO
Contact: 
Ann Thomas
Phone: 
(816) 363-1898

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth uses knowledge about trauma to transform service delivery to homeless youth ages 13-21 in the Hollywood community. This work includes the implementation of evidence- and practice-based clinical treatment; the development, implementation, and evaluation of trauma-informed services; and capacity-building activities directed at direct care and clinical staff. The Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the lead agency and is collaborating with four community Agencies—Covenant House California, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and My Friend’s Place—and other agencies within the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. In addition to the work done to improve local services for homeless youth, the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth is developing products and training curricula (including web-based training) and is partnering with national technical assistance organizations to transform services for homeless youth nationally.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Arlene Schneir
Phone: 
(323) 361-3901

The Cullen Center - ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Cullen Center at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital is an outpatient therapy center for children (infants to late adolescents) and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. This grant aims to increase the success of treatment for Child Protective Services-involved youth and families by decreasing barriers to care by: (1) providing trauma-informed evidenced based services; (b) identifying barriers to youth receiving best practice trauma treatments; and then (c) ascertaining and testing potential ways to overcome these barriers; (d) training caregivers (foster, biological, and kin) in trauma-informed parenting and assisting them to have trauma-informed support groups. Cullen Center provides Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy, and Strong Families for child clients and Cognitive Processing Therapy for their caregivers.

City, State: 
Toledo, OH
Contact: 
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai
Phone: 
(419) 291-7919

The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (The Delaware Children’s Department

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (The Delaware Children’s Department) is the state agency whose primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse. Its services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and aftercare. The Children’s Department employs approximately 1,300 staff members at 31 locations, who serve over 8,000 children on any given day. The Department operates a trauma-informed system of care and has been the recipient of multiple systems of care and trauma-specific grants that it has used to increase effective screening, case management, and treatment services for children experiencing a range of behavioral health issues including traumatic stress.


The Children’s Department is made up of four divisions that include the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health (home to the Office of Evidence-Based Practice), which collaborates locally with families, providers, school, and others to increase the system’s capacity to identify, assess and effectively treat children with traumatic stress (including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy); the Division of Family Services, which investigates child abuse, neglect, and dependency, and offers treatment services, foster care, adoption, independent living, and child care licensing services; the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, which provides services including detention, treatment, probation, and aftercare services to youth in the State of Delaware who are ordered to its care by Family Court; and the Division of Management Support Services, which provides education to youth who are served in a range of residential and day treatment programs (both behavioral health and juvenile justice), and also provides administrative support, consultation, and technical support throughout the Department in critical areas such as human resources, information technology, facilities management, and a range of fiscal management services.

City, State: 
Wilmington, DE
Contact: 
Aileen Fink, Ph.D.
Phone: 
(302) 633-2634