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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Indian Country Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
Established in 2003 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) develops culturally appropriate interventions to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents in Indian Country who have experienced traumatic events. The ICCTC develops trauma-related treatment protocols based on current evidence-based models that have been adapted for use with Native populations; provides training in the protocols and disseminates the developed materials throughout Indian Country; and provides treatment providers with resources to intervene with Native children and their families exposed to various types of trauma. The center uses three evidence-based treatment protocols to serve its clients: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (CSBP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Contact: 
Barbara L. Bonner
Phone: 
(405) 271-8858

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, WPIC Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Treatment Center (ECMH-TTC) at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) will provide services to children aged 0–7 who have experienced trauma, as well as to their parents and/or families. Using evidence-based practices—including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)—ECMH-TTC will offer mental health services through center- and community-based programs in a low socioeconomic status (SES), urban, minority population. By the end of the grant period, ECMH-TTC will increase the percentage of children participating in PCIT or CPP through mobile service by 100 percent, increase access to evidence-based treatment for center-based children by 50 percent, and increase outpatient services by 100 percent. In total, at least 170 children will receive CPP or PCIT.
 

Contact: 
Kimberly Blair
Phone: 
(412) 383-1569
Email: 

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center, The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE) project at the Mount Hope Family Center will enhance the availability of evidence-based, trauma-treatment services to children and families exposed to violence—especially to intimate partner violence (IPV). Populations served will include children in the child welfare system, and children in military families who have high rates of IPV and child maltreatment. Approximately 720 children and parents will receive evidence-based trauma treatment during the course of the project. Three interventions will be used: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). The program will also provide training on the effects of trauma on children and families, and will disseminate best practices in implementation of evidence-based interventions locally and nationally.
Contact: 
Sheree Toth
Phone: 
(585) 275-2991

University of Southern California, Adolescent Trauma Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC) will train clinicians and disseminate information throughout the United States on the assessment and treatment of trauma effects—including substance abuse—in multitraumatized, socially marginalized adolescents who come in contact with mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. The intervention that USC-ATTC will disseminate is the recently developed, empirically validated Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A). To further increase ITCT-A's focus on youth who are involved in significant alcohol or drug abuse, the center will consult with experts and will augment this treatment package with two additional components: mindfulness training and intervention in substance abuse. These new ITCT-A components will be expanded into more comprehensive, stand-alone treatment guides—Mindfulness Training for Traumatized Adolescents and Treating Substance Abuse Issues in Traumatized Adolescents—that can be used as supplements to treatment packages or in approaches other than ITCT-A. Additional products of this project will be posted on the USC-ATTC and NCTSN websites, and will be distributed in face-to-face and Web-based workshops for NCTSN and non-NCTSN individuals and groups.

Contact: 
John Briere
Phone: 
(323) 226-5697
Email: 

University of Southern California, Trauma Services Adaptation (TSA) Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 

The Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools will: 1) serve as the primary resource site for schools to access trauma-related products and training through the NCTSN; 2) develop and disseminate school-based, trauma-informed interventions to improve schools’ understanding of and responses to trauma; and 3) create technology-enhanced tools and materials for broader dissemination in schools. Given the broad array of traumas experienced by students, and in an effort to help meet the training and service needs of each school, the center will address all types of trauma. The center will also partner with the NCCTS and its member and alumni sites to build resilience in schools by preparing and educating school personnel to be responsive to the needs of children and families with seamless, accessible, and effective services that involve all members of the school community. Additionally, the center will fill critical gaps by providing widespread access to, training in, and implementation support for materials and resources including: 1) enhancing the expertise of school personnel in the prevention-recovery continuum (including violence and bullying prevention) and in using the methodology in the Listen, Protect, and Connect — Model & Teach Psychological First Aid for Children (endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education) for school crisis intervention; 2) addressing the lack of evidence-based programs in schools with minimal mental health resources by disseminating the teacher-led Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program, and by developing a self-guided Web-based Student Trauma Resiliency Curriculum (STRC) program for older middle and high school students; 3) extending the reach of school-based trauma interventions to address the needs of elementary-age students by incorporating the Bounce Back program; and 4) identifying and addressing the needs of particularly vulnerable students such as LGBT youth.
 

Contact: 
Marleen Wong
Phone: 
(213) 740-0840

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, The Tennessee Network of Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based System

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Tennessee Network of Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Systems (TN-TIES) project will increase access and improve services to youth in foster care who have experienced trauma. Evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions will be disseminated into multiple systems commonly responsible for the care of youth in state custody including resource parents, child welfare staff, and mental health providers. Training will be provided to: 1) 225 resource parents using the curriculum Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents; 2) at least 60 child welfare workers using the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit; and 3) 50 mental health clinicians using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) by certified TF-CBT trainers.

Contact: 
Janet Todd
Phone: 
(901) 448-3420
Email: 

Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Vermont Department of Mental Health will establish the Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative —(VCTC) twelve sites (eleven community mental health treatment centers and one private group practice) serving Vermont's fourteen counties—which will fully implement and sustain the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for complex trauma treatment. The target population is 350 children aged 3-18 who have experienced complex trauma (multiple and/or chronic exposure to developmentally adverse interpersonal victimization) and their families. The VCTC will consult with The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute for the statewide dissemination of ARC, and with the University of Vermont Connecting Cultures Program on adapting the ARC framework to better serve the VCTC's refugee communities. The VCTC has the support of key stakeholders including the state child welfare system, education system, domestic and sexual violence programs, and public/private mental health providers. The objectives are: 1) establishing a VCTC infrastructure at the local and state levels; 2) creating a Trauma-Informed Interagency Referral Network among child- and family-serving programs; 3) utilizing existing ARC Community Treatment and Services Teams to implement standardized trauma assessment and empirically based trauma treatments using the ARC framework; 4) developing in-state trauma consultation and training capacity for implementation and sustainability of ARC; 5) participating in NCTSN to incorporate lessons learned in trauma service implementation; and 6) developing systematic data collection and evaluation to monitor the quality and quantity of services and treatment.
Contact: 
Laurel Omland
Phone: 
(802) 863-6333

Village for Families and Children Inc., Collaborative Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Collaborative Trauma Center will expand treatment options in the Village for Families & Children, Inc.’s multisite outpatient behavioral health clinic, and will enhance trauma-informed practices across the system of care for children and adolescents exposed to trauma. The center will build and sustain capacity to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to 445 Hartford children (including those in military families) affected by abuse and neglect, domestic and community violence, out-of-home placement, and toxic stress. Treatment activities will focus on children aged 0–5. Additionally, the center will provide training for professionals from child-serving systems in the Hartford area; and will work to expand the capacity of partnering clinical organizations to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed care.

Contact: 
Catherine Corto-Mergins
Phone: 
(860) 297-0568

Washington State University, CLEAR Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resiliency) Trauma Center will be established in cooperation with public health, mental health, and national partners. The center will adopt the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework as a model for teachers and other school staff to enable them to better understand the impact of trauma and to respond effectively in routine educational practice to help children recover from the effects of trauma. Additionally, the program will introduce crisis intervention (Psychological First Aid) and more intensive trauma treatment in the school—including Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and ARC—for children who are not benefitting from adjustments to their learning environments, even in classes where teachers are skilled in understanding trauma. During the four years of funding, the program will serve more than 2,000 children who are struggling with trauma and its effects on their cognition, emotions, behavior, and academic success.

Contact: 
Christopher Blodgett
Phone: 
(509) 358-7679
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005]
Description: 
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a nonprofit agency that has been providing mental health services to children and families since 1977. The Wendt Center serves people throughout the Washington D.C., metropolitan area who have experienced the death of a loved one or are living with life-threatening illness. Individual counseling, grief support groups, a summer grief camp for children, and training for mental health professionals are at the heart of the Wendt Center services. The Wendt Center started the D.C. Homicide Coalition in the city and now operates the D.C. Crisis Response Team, which has more than seventy volunteers and responds to all homicides. In 1999 the Wendt Center created the first program in the United States to provide on-site grief counseling to families who must visit the city morgue to identify a deceased loved one. Through this work the Wendt Center has developed an expertise in serving children from families who have experienced a traumatic death.
Contact: 
Michelle Palmer
Phone: 
(202) 204-5019