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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Child and Parent Support Services, Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care (CCFH) will enhance the cultural competence and clinical skills of clinicians working with child welfare and military families by developing, disseminating, and training providers on new cultural assessment tools. CCFH will advance curriculum development in the following ways: 1) pilot, revise, and disseminate adaptations of the NCTSN Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC) to meet the needs of kinship caregivers, delivering curriculum to nearly 2,000 caregivers; 2) develop a Train-the-Trainer program for RPC in concert with the Child Welfare Work Group, providing training for 1,000+ facilitators; and 3) pilot the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) with adaptations for child welfare and military populations, reaching 500+ families. CCFH will continue to develop and sustain direct service capacity of several evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). In consultation with treatment developers, CCFH will train 500+ individuals in Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A). The project will also conduct a PCIT Learning Collaborative to benefit approximately 400 children from military families and clinicians treating military families during the grant period.
Contact: 
Robert Murphy
Phone: 
(919) 419-3474

Child HELP Partnership, St. John’s University

Funding Period: 
[2005-2009]
Description: 

Child HELP Partnership, develops and operates trauma-specific mental health programs with its innovative, scientifically supported protocols: 1) On the local level, to provide culturally adapted therapy and prevention services free-of-charge to underserved children and families in the surrounding communities. 2) On the national level, to develop and provide trainings, consultation, and oversight on these therapy methods and prevention programs to mental health professionals as well as the general public. These outreach strategies, evaluation tools, therapies, and prevention trainings are improving care across the country.

To ensure remaining on the scientific cutting edge, the programs incorporate evaluation systems for correcting, refining, and enhancing treatment so that the methodology can be continually modified and improved. The goal is to replicate the Child HELP Partnership Center’s well-documented results across the United States and abroad. The Partnership subscribes to the belief that all children deserve safe and happy childhoods, so each and every one can grow up to be a strong and healthy adult.
 
The name Child HELP Partnership reflects an integrated approach in four areas of focus:
•    Healing children after trauma using evidence-based therapies.
•    Empowering multicultural communities with access to the finest culturally sensitive mental health programs
•    Learning programs—both live and virtual—to educate professionals in the most innovative and effective methodologies
•    Public education for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis, including educators, coaches, and people within their sphere of influence

Partnerships are formed with children with trauma histories, their families, the community as a whole, colleagues in the mental health field, and caregivers, parents, and others who interact with children regularly. These partnerships unite across cultures with all programs created to be language-accessible and culturally informed.
 

Contact: 
Elissa J. Brown
Phone: 
(718) 990-2355

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at University of Missouri, St. Louis, The Families Learning About Recovery Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Families Learning About Recovery (FLARES) Project will: 1) increase the number of mental health professionals trained in trauma-focused, evidenced-based interventions; 2) enable professionals, and children and families to have increased access to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); 3) adopt and sustain use of TF-CBT and CPT in community settings with fidelity; 4) improve treatment outcomes for children exposed to trauma; and 5) develop trauma-informed child-serving systems. FLARES expects to train 300 mental health professionals, 2,400 children, and 400 caregivers during the funding period.

Contact: 
Jerry Dunn
Phone: 
(314) 516-7342
Email: 

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc., Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative is a partnership between the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children (CSHC) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Emory University School of Medicine. The objectives during the lifetime of the project are to: 1) provide trauma-informed services, including Trauma­Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), to 63 children and adolescents aged 3–17 in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) offer 12 webinars on mental health topics to child service agencies in the Atlanta community; 3) provide training in TF-CBT and mentoring in application of evidence-based practices to eight groups at three mental health providers that serve child victims of abuse/neglect in a rural and underserved area of north Georgia; and 4) pilot TF-CBT via telemental health technology to 12 traumatized children and their families in a rural and underserved area of north Georgia.

 

Contact: 
Jordan (Virginia) Greenbaum
Phone: 
(404) 785-3829

Children's Home Society of Florida, Trauma Recovery Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Trauma Recovery Initiative (TRI) will be developed by the Children's Home Society of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Mental Health Institute. The goal is to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of in-home and in-office Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as a sustainable, culturally competent, trauma-informed treatment to ameliorate adverse consequences of complex trauma for abused and neglected children aged 2–10 including children of military families. The TRI will particularly focus on using PCIT to promote effective resolution of negative behaviors that are often externalized expressions of trauma issues experienced by this population of abused and neglected children, and their families. The TRI-Center also incorporates innovative approaches to trauma screening, training, and treatment for foster parents, adoptive parents, and relative and nonrelative caregivers; and works to involve biological parents in the intervention Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in situations with a child welfare concurrent plan.
Contact: 
Diana Born
Phone: 
(850) 266-2700

Children's Hospital Boston, Advancing Treatment and Services for Refugee Children and Adolescents

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2005 - 2001]
Description: 

The purpose of the project "Advancing Treatment and Services for Refugee Children and Adolescents: Boston Children's Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience" is to provide national expertise in the area of Refugee Displacement and War Zone Trauma Refugee Health and Resettlement Agencies (Refugee Trauma). The proposed activities seek to achieve substantial progress in the development, training, dissemination, and evaluation of interventions that address refugee trauma. The project seeks to advance treatment and services for refugee trauma by pursuing the following goals:
1) To develop the infrastructure for successful dissemination of a known effective intervention for refugees (Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees) 2) To further support the development, training, dissemination and evaluation of a web-based providers guide to assessing and responding to the needs of young refugees, the Refugee Services Toolkit, in key service system settings, 3) To develop and evaluate an innovative preventative intervention for refugee trauma called "Promoting Positive Social Identity" using a social media platform to promote positive social identity and resilience, 4) To provide leadership and support infrastructure within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) that promotes the collection of high quality data for policy and advocacy related to refugee trauma, and 5) To provide leadership within our local community,  to the NCTSN and nationally on refugee trauma and the trauma-related  needs of children within the refugee health and refugee resettlement  service systems.  The project expects to train more than 150 service providers in refugee services, have more than 5000 providers access the RST and use it to improve services, and over the lifetime of the project to enhance the refugee expertise of providers both within and outside of the NCTSN.
 

Contact: 
Heidi Ellis
Phone: 
(617) 919-4679

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, A Regional Center of Excellence

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

A Regional Center of Excellence (COE) for the Treatment and Study of Adverse Childhood Events will train medical and mental health providers of child services to treat traumatized children in their communities in a nine-county region of northeast Ohio. Using trauma-informed and trauma-focused care, the training will prepare communities to screen, assess, and treat traumatized children. Screening for adverse childhood events (ACE) will also be implemented at targeted points of entry into Akron Children's Hospital’s continuum of care. Children who have been exposed to ACEs will be referred for trauma-focused care in their own communities. This therapeutic web is expected to reach a total of 95,900 children/professionals in the region during the grant period through training, screening, assessment, and/or treatment.

Contact: 
Patricia Seifert
Phone: 
(330) 543-8960

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) will continue to address health-related trauma in the lives of children and families. The center's mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care, by integrating practical evidence-based tools into pediatric medical care, and by ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care for culturally diverse youth and their families. CPTS has developed and evaluated acute and brief family-focused interventions, which can be integrated within pediatric health care. The center’s four current goals are to: 1) engage and provide national expertise to health care providers and health care systems in improving outcomes for children and families with medical trauma; 2) adapt, disseminate, and provide training to mental health providers in trauma-informed assessments and interventions for children and families experiencing medical trauma; 3) ensure that children and families have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical trauma; and 4) equip other child-serving systems with trauma-informed approaches to address injury, illness, and medical problems in children and families. Activities to achieve these goals include: promoting professional and public awareness of medical trauma via CPTS's active Web presence www.healthcaretoolbox.org (to reach 20,000 providers per year) and via CPTS’s partnership with national health provider organizations; supporting implementation of effective assessment and intervention for medical trauma in more than 100 health care settings; delivering training on and tools for assessment and intervention with medical trauma to more than 9,000 health and mental health providers; and disseminating trauma-focused resources in English and Spanish to children and families experiencing medical trauma.

Contact: 
Anne Kazak
Phone: 
(215) 590-2220

Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter, Increasing VA's Evidence-Supported Treatments for Children Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The INcreasing Virginia's Evidence-Supported Treatments (INVEST) for Children Project—headquartered at the Child Abuse Program—will increase access to evidence-based, trauma-informed services for child victims of maltreatment residing in Hampton Roads. The project will reduce the negative consequences of this maltreatment by: 1) training community professionals to conduct trauma-informed screening and referral procedures; and 2) training clinicians to deliver three trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments (including two treatments that are not currently available in the region), with attention to the cultural and linguistic needs of families. INVEST will create a trauma-informed network of professionals throughout southeastern Virginia, which has a 20 percent military population and 10 military installations including the largest naval base in the world. A total of 440 professionals (including 141 military professionals) will be trained in screening and referral practices; and 10 clinicians will be trained in and will deliver treatments. An expected 2,761 children and adolescents aged 2–17, including more than 1,100 military children, will receive trauma-informed screening and referral services; and 650 children/youth, including at least 130 military children/youth, will receive evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment.

Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

Children's Institute, Inc., Central Los Angeles Child Trauma Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2007 - 2011 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Los Angeles Child Trauma Collaborative (LACTC) will be developed by the Children's Institute, Inc., in partnership with The Village Family Services and Family Service Agency of the Assistance League of Southern California. The project will improve the quality of care for children in Los Angeles County who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect, have been exposed to family or community violence, or have experienced prolonged separation from parents or other loved ones. During the four-year grant period, LACTC will provide: 1) trauma screening and assessment for 1,540 children, 2) training for 3,000 professionals, 3) conferences for 7,200 attendees, 4) direct evidence-based treatment services for 2,860 children, 5) eight projects with NCTSN sites and three projects with local collaborators, and 6) collection and analysis of data on 3,260 children and professionals.
Contact: 
Leslie Ross
Phone: 
(213) 260-7648