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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University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center, Institute for Juvenile Research

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Youth Trauma Center’s Project T.R.I.U.M.P.H. (Trauma Resiliency through Integrated Urban Models: Partnerships for Hope) seeks to disseminate evidence-based practices to reduce and prevent behavioral health disparities resulting from community violence and traumatic stress with co-occurring substance abuse and behavioral problems among underserved youth and their families, with a special emphasis on low-income urban, ethnic, linguistic, and religious minority communities. UYTC’s goals are to: a) raise public awareness through NCTSN collaborations and a national media campaign that includes youth-oriented messages; b) provide specialized training and consultation to clinicians and youth serving providers; and c) engage and mobilize partners in strategic collaborations that include clinical, community, and policy constituents spanning across youth service system sectors to address community violence and behavioral health disparities. Project TRIUMPH will emphasize: 1) public awareness messages disseminated to youth, service providers, and general audiences in-person, online and through social media; 2) specialized intervention training provided to clinicians on manualized mental health services using the two UYTC family-focused treatment protocols of Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (for co-occurring trauma and substance abuse) and STRONG Families (for co-occurring trauma and disruptive behaviors); and 3) best practices prevention training and strategic engagement for clinicians, youth providers, community members, and young adults using the community violence prevention protocol YOUTH-CAN. UYTC uses a comprehensive socio-ecological model that partners with providers across the youth service system including caregivers, clinics, agencies
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Liza Suarez
Phone: 
(312) 413-4628
Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation/Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) is housed at the University of Kentucky's Center on Trauma and Children. CATTTI provides services to children and families who have experienced a wide range of traumatic exposures and works closely with child serving systems of care to build community capacity to identify and serve traumatized children in need. CATTTI partners with community-based providers across the state of Kentucky to deliver trauma-informed evidence-based and culturally informed interventions to traumatized youth and their families. CATTTI also emphasizes training and service delivery in an under-resourced region of the state that includes a large number of military children associated with Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, and is working toward improving access, rates of attrition, and quality in prevention and intervention service delivery. Evidence-based interventions provided through the CATTTI project include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and will be expanding to include Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET). CATTTI employs workforce development strategies that include training initiatives, including the NCTSN’s Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents, develops resources related to preventing and addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress, and uses the Core Curriculum for Child Traumatic Stress to prepare and train child psychiatry residents and fellows.

City, State: 
Lexington, KY
Contact: 
Ginny Sprang
Phone: 
(859) 543-0078
Email: 

University of Louisville, The Center for Promoting Recovery and Resilience of Traumatized Children and Youth (CPRR)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 
Metro Louisville’s Center for Promotion of Recovery and Resilience (CPRR) will utilize a comprehensive, community based approach consisting of) capacity building, 2) community and referral source education, 3) child/youth centered evidence based trauma focused interventions, and 4) consumer feedback and evaluation to help children and youth (military, refugee, or maltreated and sexually exploited and trafficked) overcome effects of trauma. Specifically, this project will 1) increase knowledge and skills of personnel who make referrals and provide services to children regarding trauma and related services, 2) provide trauma focused intervention services to military children, refugee children, and children victimized by abuse, neglect and exposed to family violence, and 3) evaluate the impact of the project on consumers of this proposed project. By the completion of the project, 100 providers will have been trained in evidence based trauma interventions (e.g. TF-CBT, CBITS, FOCUS), 575 children and their families will have been provided trauma treatment and education, and 50 community agencies serving children and youth will have become trauma informed. A final report will be disseminated through presentations and publication on the project’s impact and lessons learned on how to best respond to the needs of traumatized children and youth.
City, State: 
Louisville, KY
Contact: 
Jennifer Bobo
Phone: 
(502) 852-3932

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center (a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) - Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Center comprised of team members from the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine (UMSOM) and School of Social Work (UMSSW) and the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute (CCFTS)) will use a multi-tiered, ecological approach to increase access to and impact of family interventions, share power and decision making with all stakeholders, and further advance trauma- and resilience-informed resources needed to address the complex of needs of families Over the past 9 years, The FITT team has advanced scientific discoveries, clinical innovation and dissemination efforts in trauma responsive family interventions by elevating family voices and strengthening the role of families in recovery from child traumatic stress by providing access to resources and family interventions. FITT interventions are delivered in clinics, homes, and communities, or are embedded in systems (e.g. interpersonal violence (IPV), drug courts, schools and social services) and are designed to be flexible, attuned to families’ readiness for change and safety needs. FITT Interventions include Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), Trauma Adapted-Family Connections (TAFC) and Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths (FANS). In addition to these clinical interventions, the FITT Center will led Breakthrough Series Collaboratives and the development of peer to peer interventions (SFCR Peer to Peer Model) and training resources (Climbing Out of Poverty) as well as disseminate NCTSN products in multiple workforce initiatives in universities and across the child and families services to increase capacity to address the needs of families who experience chronic trauma related to poverty and discrimination.

City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Kay Connors
Phone: 
(410) 328-3522

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, U Mass Medical School Child Trauma Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC) will be developed by the Department of Psychiatry to improve identification of trauma, to increase trauma-sensitive care, and to increase access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for at-risk and underserved children and youth aged 6–18 in central and western Massachusetts—including court-involved youth and youth in military families. During the grant period CTTC anticipates: 1) training 1,800 child-serving professionals in trauma-sensitive care; 2) reaching approximately 20,000 children/youth with trauma-informed services; and 3) providing TF-CBT to 900 children/youth. The service array for the CTTC includes 60 cities and towns in central Massachusetts (Worcester County) and 23 cities and towns in western Massachusetts (Hampden County). Additionally, the CTTC will create a centralized referral system that will include a network of agencies with documented training in evidence-based trauma treatment. Along with providing trauma-informed training, the CTTC will offer training for first responders (e.g., police) in trauma-sensitive practices, and will disseminate culturally competent trauma screening tools to pediatricians, juvenile courts, and schools.

City, State: 
Worcester, MA
Contact: 
Jessica Griffin
Phone: 
(508) 340-7981

University of Minnesota, Ambit Network, Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Center for Resilient Families is a partnership between Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota, and developers of evidence-based family programs at Arizona State University’s REACH institute, Implementation Sciences International, and the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence. The Center aims to raise awareness of and increase access to family interventions that promote resilience in traumatized children and will reduce disparities in service access, use, and training by targeting trauma-informed family interventions to isolated families in transition: those with a parent deployed to war, Native American families on reservations, immigrant and refugee families, families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and families in which a parent has been killed. We will adapt and widely implement an array of five evidence-based parenting interventions, all of which have been tested and shown to be effective at strengthening resilience among traumatized families. These interventions are: Family check-up/FCU; the Family Bereavement Program; Parent Management Training-Oregon model/PMTO, and its validated adaptations for military families – After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools/ADAPT; and Latino immigrant families – CAPAS. Developers will work closely with communities within and beyond the NCTSN to implement and sustain programs via learning collaboratives for providers serving our target family populations. We will provide national leadership by developing products aimed at helping families, those who provide them with services, and communities, to understand the impact of traumatic stress on parents, and the crucial role of parenting in promoting children's resilience.

City, State: 
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: 
Abigail Gewirtz
Phone: 
(612) 624-1475

University of Missouri, Disaster and Community Crisis Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 
Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) will work to enhance mental health preparedness, recovery, and resilience in children, families, and communities affected by disaster. Along with national expertise, DCC will provide resources for intervention, training, consultation, and technical assistance related to disasters and terrorism. Goals include: 1) providing national disaster mental health leadership, 2) increasing disaster mental health public awareness, 3) developing and implementing disaster mental health interventions, 4) creating disaster mental health training protocols and resources, 5) partnering with service providers, and 6) collaborating with NCTSN partners on disaster issues. DCC will develop, implement, and evaluate four disaster mental health interventions: the Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI) for children, the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART), the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit for Youth (CART-Youth), and the Disaster and Media Intervention (DMI) for youth.
City, State: 
Columbia, MO
Contact: 
Brian Houston
Phone: 
(573) 882-3327

University of Montana, National Native Children's Trauma Center (NNCTC)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) will work across educational, mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems for the purpose of enhancing system capacity to address the effects of childhood traumatic stress among AI/AN populations, to increase access to care for AI/AN children and youth who have been exposed to trauma, and to improve the standard of mental health care for AI/AN children in Indian Country and urban areas. Our goals are to: 1) build and maintain long-term partnerships with tribal, local, and regional stakeholders and with NCTSN centers to enable responsiveness to locally identified needs and to promote policies benefitting traumatized AI/AN children; 2) Increase school-based supports and services for AI/AN students with trauma exposure by integrating universal school-wide interventions with selective clinical resources; 3) Increase supports for at-risk AI/AN children involved with the child welfare system. (4) Increase supports for at-risk AI/AN children involved with the juvenile justice system; 5) Increase number of clinicians serving AI/AN youth who use evidence-based, culturally adapted trauma treatment; 6) Conduct high-fidelity cultural adaptations of EBPs and NCTSN interventions; and 7) Develop, evaluate, and disseminate original products. Specific interventions we will provide include: Practice Wise/Managing and Adapting Practice, Trauma Informed-Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), classroom-based adaptation of CBITS, Bounce Back, Secondary Traumatic Stress Curriculum, Historical Trauma Training, BIA Human Services Curriculum, Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency (ARC) and other NCTSN curriculums.

City, State: 
Missoula, MT
Contact: 
Maegan Rides At The Door
Phone: 
(406) 243-2644

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking (ACTION) project supports the University of New Mexico Children's Psychiatric Center (UNM-CPC) through maintaining a trauma-focused specialty clinic and offering a wide range of training and consultation opportunities for providers and trainees within the system. The ACTION Clinic serves children and adolescents ages 5–18 and their families, providing integrated evidence-based treatments including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET). Special emphasis is placed upon culturally responsive, contextually driven service delivery given the high percentage of under-served, ethnically and culturally diverse families who seek trauma-informed services at UNM-CPC. In particular, ACTION is focused on serving Native American, refugee and military families as well as LGBTQ-identified youth. ACTION also provides training and consultation across the state of New Mexico in trauma-informed practices to service systems such as child protective services, juvenile justice, schools, and a variety of behavioral health agencies who serve traumatized youth and families. In addition, ACTION is committed to the dissemination of ARC and TARGET models of complex trauma treatment throughout New Mexico, given the scarcity of service providers who are trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma.

City, State: 
Albuquerque, NM
Contact: 
Raven Cuellar
Phone: 
(505) 239-9880

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, FIRST Program

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Families Increasing Resilience, Strength and Trust through positive relationships (FIRST) Program will leverage training expertise, program evaluation, and product development to further the NCTSN's mission to positively influence the lives of families impacted by trauma. The program will increase availability of two evidence-based interventions—Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Sexual Behavior Problems: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (SBP-CBT)—delivered with high fidelity to traumatized families. Both PCIT (a SAMHSA-recognized intervention) and SBP-CBT (a comprehensive family-based intervention for children with inappropriate sexual behaviors) can be utilized to address child behavioral problems common among children affected by sexual and nonsexual trauma, and among families dealing with military deployment–related trauma. Implementation methods include innovative telehealth applications and Learning Collaborative strategies. The FIRST Program will expand treatments to military families experiencing deployment stressors and will enhance family resilience. The collaboration will contribute to the Network's understanding of the implementation process for family-based interventions including integrating new research findings from the program’s studies of telehealth-based implementation. Additionally, the program will provide support and leadership to Category III sites and other agencies seeking to expand their portfolio of trauma-informed services. Project deliverables will include: 1) PCIT and SBP-CBT Learning Collaborative models, 2) uniform training methods and materials, 3) telehealth protocols, and 4) development of a model of care for families of children with trauma exposure and secondary behavior management problems.

City, State: 
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: 
Beverly Funderburk
Phone: 
(405) 271-8858